Equestrians Compete At 2024 Grand Caraibes

June 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

At the 2024 Grand Caraibes Jumping Championship in Guadeloupe, Bermudian equestrians Sierra Wolffe, Kimoy Cruickshank, and Emma Kempe competed, with Wolffe winning the Elite category, Cruickshank tying for third in the Grand Prix division, and Kempe placing 12th overall in the Espoir category.

A spokesperson said, “Accompanied by Heidi Shelley Mello and Raishun Burch, Bermuda equestrians Sierra Wolffe, Kimoy Cruickshank, and Emma Kempe competed in the two-day 2024 Grand Caraibes Jumping Championship held at the Les Ecuries de la Coulisse in Trois-Rivieres, in Guadeloupe from 8th-12th May.

“Like all riders visiting from other islands, Bermuda’s equestrians rode horses loaned from stables across the island of Guadeloupe. The Bermuda team, as well as the Bahamas team, were coached by Bermuda’s Rai Burch.

“The competition featured 52 riders from 8 countries [Antigua, the Bahamas, Bermuda, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, and Suriname] competing at three height categories:

  • Espoir 0.85 – 0.90m
  • Elite 0.95 – 1.0m
  • Grand Prix 1.05 – 1.10m

2024 Grand Caraibes Championship Bermuda June 2024

“The first day of competition was a speed class and the second day of competition was held in a two-round format, with the first round against the clock and a jump-off in the event of ties in the first round. The courses were designed by FEI Course Designer Joseph Martin of France.

“The first day of competition saw Emma Kempe placing 24th out of 38 competitors in the Espoir [0.85-0.90m] class. In the Elite division [0.95m], Sierra Wolffe secured 2nd place from a field of 21 competitors, whilst in the Grand Prix class [1.05-1.10m] Kimoy Cruickshank placed 3rd out of 17 competitors.

“On the second day of competition, Emma Kempe placed 6th in the Espoir division, whilst Sierra Wolffe placed 5th in the Elite division and Kimoy claimed the 7th spot in the Grand Prix division.

“Congratulations are extended to Sierra Wolffe who was the Overall Winner of the Elite Category, as well as to Kimoy Cruickshank who tied for Overall 3rd placing in the Grand Prix Category, and to Emma Kempe who claimed Overall 12th place in the Espoir category.

“The Bermuda Equestrian Federation extends its thanks to Coach Raishun Burch and to Chef d’Equipe Heidi Shelley Mello for making this opportunity available to Bermuda’s young riders.”

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