Riders warm up to winter dressage show

| 03/02/2016
Cayman News Service

Milly Serpell on Sunday’s Edition

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held its second national dressage show of the season on 31 January at both the Equestrian Centre and Cayman Riding School. A total of 50 dressage tests were ridden throughout the day with the riders ranging from aged nine to adult. New Jersey-based judge Amy Gimbel presided over both venues.

Organisers noted the “impressive” number of adults participating who were either new to dressage or new to competing in a show. Milly Serpell entered the arena again to compete, and won the adult high-point award with a total score of 73.26 percent.

Jenna Boucher earned the children’s high-point award, on her new horse Edson Arantes MB, and scored 68.69 percent. Caroline Key, also a newcomer to the competition arena, rode her horse Iggy Pop in his first event in more than two years following injury. She also won her Training Level 2 test with a score of 68.46 percent.

Winners of all tests were (in order of difficulty):

Third level Test 3: Kate Flett on Loris 7.

Second Level Test 1: Jessica Achstatter on Partenon

First Level Test 3: Tracey Surrey on Dusty

First Level Test 2: Tracey Surrey on Dusty

First Level Test 1 (adult): Kate Flett on Blue Ridge Dream On

First Level Test 1 (child): Ashley van den Bol on Whindlass

Training Level Test 3 (adult): Amara Thompson on Second Kiss

Training Level Test 3 (child): Abbey Swartz on Fly By Me

Training Level Test 2 (adult): Caroline Key on Iggy Pop

Training Level Test 2 (child): Charli Milgate on Amarilla

Training Level Test 1 (adult): Milly Serpell on Sunday’s Edition

Training Level Test 1 (child): Jenna Boucher on Edson Arantes MB

USDF Introductory C Test: Kayla Mannisto on Jitterbug

USDF Introductory B Test: Grace Bostock on LucyAnna

The next national dressage show is set for Sunday, 6 March, and will be at the Equestrian Centre from 8am to 12pm, and the Cayman Riding School starting at 2pm. Visitors are welcome and entry is free.

Full results of the winter dressage are available on the CIEF website

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