CEA Dressage Competition This Saturday

November 7, 2012

This Saturday, November 10th, Bermuda’s dressage riders will be competing in the CEA Dressage Challenge at the National Equestrian Center at Vesey Street in Devonshire. Bermuda will be competing against riders from Jamaica, Cayman, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago with the judge, Ann Forer of the USA, traveling to the different countries to judge.

All competitors ride the same set of tests and receive a score with the highest score winning. Bermuda will have a Children’s Team and an Adult Team which will comprise the 3 highest scores from the competition. Bermuda’s riders classified as Children will need to average over 69.6% to beat Cayman who currently hold the lead with a total of 208.621% while the Adult riders will need to average over 67.2% to edge out Barbados who currently have a score of 201.379%.

Bermuda has a strong field of horses and riders and is well prepared to take on the challenge having hosted world renowned trainer Tom Poulin from the USA for clinics this past weekend.

The day starts at 9:00am with the Vet Check followed by the first test at 10:00am. Paula George/Wiriana will compete at Prix St. Georges; Dawn Fox/Lancelot at Intermediate I; the Preliminary Adult test will have Erin Smith/Project Runway, Jackie Scott/Scooby Doo, Debra McCraken/The Patriot, Cindy Redford/24 Carrot, Shelley Lewis/Kir Royale and Erin Smith Klearly a King; the Elementary Adult test will have Ashley Gibbs/Landtango, Debra McCraken/The Patriot and Jackie Scott/Scooby Doo; the Advanced test will be ridden by Suzette Sailsman/Wiriana; the Medium test will have Ashley Gibbs/Landtango; Preliminary test for children will have Zoë Oleksak/Limited Edition, Nina Wehmeyer/Rumorhazit, Hannah Simmons/Maximu, Courtney Bromby/Jack Frost; First Level Test 1 for children will be ridden by Zoë Oleksak/Limited Edition.

For test times see here [PDF]. For more information regarding equestrian sports in Bermuda please visit the Bermuda Equestrian Federation website.

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