Riders show off jumping skills

| 03/05/2017
CNS Local Life

Eve van den Bol riding Whindlass

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Island Equestrian Federation (CIEF) hosted the third leg of its National Jumping Series on 30 April which consists of four different show jumping competitions held during the season, beginning in November and ending in June, and culminates with a champion and reserve champion being named in each category at the federation’s annual awards dinner.

Mary Alberga, who is FEI Level 1 certified, judged the riders over a challenging course designed by FEI Level 3 designer Heidi Mello of Bermuda and featuring tight turns which required agility and precision from horse and rider.

The fastest jump-off time of the day was 30.70 seconds, clocked by Eva Muspratt on her pony, Oscar, who won both the 0.6 metre and 0.7 metre classes for ponies. Freya Timms, riding Anything but Ordinary (aka Star), was also a double-winner in the horse classes at 0.6 metres and 0.7 metres.

Winners on the day were:

0.6m Horses Freya Timms riding Anything But Ordinary
0.6m Ponies Eva Muspratt riding Oscar
0.7m Horses Frey Timms riding Anything But Ordinary
0.7m Ponies Eva Muspratt riding Oscar
0.8m Horses Eve van den Bol riding Whindlass
0.8m Ponies Abbey Swartz riding Blue Ridge Dream On

Complete results of the show may be found on the CIEF website.

The fourth and final National Jumping Series show of the season will be held on 4 June at Cayman Riding School starting at 8am. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The results of this final event in the series will determine who is named the champion and reserve champion at each height for the year.

For more information or to volunteer at a horse show, email CIEF

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