Annual awards honour equestrians

| 24/06/2016 | 0 Comments
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Riders from the Equestrian Centre at the awards dinner (Photo by Joanna Humphries)

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) recently held its annual awards dinner at the George Town Yacht Club, with more than 80 people attending. In addition to giving prizes, highlights of the dinner included a pep talk based upon works by the UK cartoonist, Norman Thellwell, and the always-popular tombola, which drew a large crowd of kids the entire evening.

Over the September to June horse show season in the Cayman Islands, the CIEF holds four National Dressage and four National Jumping Series shows that lead up to the awards dinner. Based upon the three best results that local riders achieve in these shows in their respective categories, the foundation names a champion and reserve champion.

In addition toformer champions returning to collect rosettes again, many new champions and reserves were crowned, including Kate Flett, Kayla Mannisto, Caroline Key, Jessica Achtstatter, Grace Bostock, Marleigh Smith, Charli Milgate and Eva Hepburn.

CIEF president, Sharon Hinds, said of the event, “It was great to see all of our riders come together and celebrate everyone’s achievements. Equestrian sport in the Cayman Islands has grown substantially over the past few years and from the looks of the attendance at the awards dinner, we expect to have another strong year next show season.”

The list of riders named national and reserve champions for dressage and show jumping:

 

Category Rider      Horse Champion/Reserve

 

Introductory Level Dressage- Junior Grace Bostock LucyAnna Champion
Kayla Mannisto Jitterbug Reserve Champion

 

Training Level Dressage – Junior Chloe Fowler Will to Win Champion
Saskia Drake Me and My Shadow Reserve Champion

 

Training Level Dressage – Adults Amara Thompson Second Kiss Champion
Caroline Key Iggy Pop Reserve Champion

 

 

Preliminary Level Dressage – Junior Ashley van den Bol Whindlass Champion
Abbey Swartz Fly By Me Reserve Champion

 

Preliminary Level Dressage – Adult Kate Flett Blue Ridge Dream On Champion
Tracey Surrey SonRise David Reserve Champion

 

Elementary Level Dressage – Adult Jessica Achstatter Partenon Champion

 

Medium Level Dressage Kate Flett Loris 7 Champion
Polly Serpell Calidad Reserve Champion

 

0.6M Jumping – Pony Grace Bostock LucyAnna Champion
Marleigh Smith Max Reserve Champion
0.6M Jumping – Horse Kayla Godwin Harry Champion
Charli Milgate Amarilla/Rambo Reserve Champion
0.7M Jumping – Pony Eva Muspratt Oscar Champion (tie)
Grace Bostock LucyAnna Champion (tie)
0.7M Jumping – Horse Juliette Forrester Apollo Champion
Charli Milgate Amarilla/Rambo Reserve Champion (tie)
Eva Hepburn Watch Me Go Reserve Champion (tie)
0.8M Jumping – Pony Ashley van den Bol Fly By Me Champion
Jessica McTaggart-Giuzio Blue Ridge Dream On Reserve Champion
0.8M Jumping – Horse Basil Humphries Storm Champion
Jenna Boucher Katrina/Star Reserve Champion
0.9M Jumping – Open Amara Thompson Second Kiss Champion
Ashley van den Bol Whindlass Reserve Champion
1.0M Jumping – Open Amara Thompson Second Kiss Champion
Polly Serpell Sunday’s Edition Reserve Champion
1.1M Jumping – Open Jenna Boucher Edson Arantes MB Champion
Polly Serpell Sunday’s Edition Reserve Champion

 

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Category: Equestrian, Sports

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