FEI Jumping World Challenge Gets Underway

March 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Competition #2 of the 2020 FEI Jumping World Challenge got underway today [March 7] at the National Equestrian Centre.

Kayla Bardgett & Causing Chaos – Category A winner

Kayla Bardgett Bermuda March 2020

“In the Category A division [1.20 – 1.30 m] young Kayla Bardgett and her horse Causing Chaos leaped into first place with a clear round in a time of 57.77. Philip Correia riding Hornelli incurred 12 penalties to claim the 2nd place,” a spokesperson said.

“Continuing their winning streak in the Category B division [1.10 – 1.20m] was Philip Correa riding Junior Cardento. This team rode a clear round in a time of 54.93. Jaylynn Hines and Carolina Gold also rode a clear round in a time of 68.45. to secure 2nd place spot.

“In the Category C division [1.00 – 1.10m] Abby Bardgett riding Up Up & Away rode an exciting clear round in what was to be the fastest time of the day of 52.04 thereby clinching first place. In second place was Philip Correia and Bon Voyage who also rode a clear round but in a slightly slower time of 52.20.

Philip Correia & Junior Cardento – Category B winner

Philip Correia Bermuda March 2020

“Only the results of the best two of the three competitions per category count towards the final rankings of the FEI Jumping World Challenge

“The 3rd and final competition that comprises this year’s FEI Jumping World Challenge will take place on Sunday, 29 March at the National Equestrian Centre.

“With such competitive scores from all three height divisions, this final competition should prove to be very exciting as riders battle it out for the coveted blue ribbons. Judging today’s competition was President of the Ground Judge FEI Judge Judy Hagen and Ground Jury Member FEI Judge Pam Mahoney, both of Bermuda.

Abby Bardgett & Up Up & Away – Category C winner

Abby Bardgett Bermuda March 2020

“The FEI Jumping World Challenge enables local riders an opportunity to compete in an international arena setting without having to travel overseas. Riders from 10 different geographical zones compete over the same jumping courses designed by a FEI appointed course designer. Christoph Johnen [GER] of Germany designed this year’s course.

“Bermuda’s competition #3 of the FEI Jumping World Challenge will be held on Sunday 29th March at the National Equestrian Centre. Spectators are most welcome to support Bermuda’s riders. There is no entrance fee and canteen facilities will be available.”

The full Competition #2 of the FEI Jumping World Challenge results follow below [PDF here]

- Photos courtesy of Andy Gibbs

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