Riders finish strong at season’s last dressage

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments
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Adult high point champion Stephanie Lloyd on Lilly

(CNS Local Life): At the final Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) dressage show of the season, held Sunday, 21 May, five riders were double-class winners – Stephanie Lloyd, Lara Humphries, Abbey Swartz, Tracey Surrey and Jardae Barnes – with Lloyd and Humphries the high point champions in the adult and junior categories, respectively. With the completion of the dressage show season, which runs from October to May, the CIEF will announce its dressage champions at its annual awards dinner set for 24 June.

Held at the Equestrian Centre in the morning and at Cayman Riding School in the afternoon, a total of 29 horse-and-rider combinations competed. Returning to Cayman for the second time, Luis Denizard, a USEF L judge, flew in from the US for the show. Originally from Puerto Rico, Denizard was twice named Tri-State Horseman’s Association Trainer of the Year, and competed in three Pan Am Games and two CAC games.

Of the day’s show, he said, “It was great to see improvement in the riders I judged last year and to see several new faces in the arena. Overall, Cayman’s dressage riders compare very favourably to those in my home country of Puerto Rico.”

Winners of each class in decreasing order of difficulty were:

Fourth Level Test 1 Jodie McTaggart on Ray of Light
Third Level Test 3 Jessica McTaggart-Giuzio on Loris 7
Second Level Test 3 Tracey Surrey on Dusty
Second Level Test 1 Anja van Genderen on Joey
First Level Test 3 – Adult Tracey Surrey on Dusty
First Level Test 2 – Junior Abbey Swartz on Blue Ridge Dream On
First Level Test 1 – Junior Abbey Swartz on Blue Ridge Dream On
Training Level Test 3 – Adult Stephanie Lloyd on Lilly
Training Level Test 3 – Junior Lara Humphries on Storm
Training Level Test 1 – Adult Stephanie Lloyd on Lilly
Training Level Test 1 – Junior Lara Humphries on Storm
USDF C Test – Junior Jardae Barnes on Austin
USDF B Test – Adult Amber McMillan on Joe
USDF B Test – Junior Jardae Barnes on Austin

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