Cayman’s equestrians performed
exceptionally well at a recent round of the Caribbean Equestrian Association
Junior Jumping Challenge.
The event, organised by the Cayman
Islands Equestrian Federation, was hosted at the Equestrian Centre, with riders
from across the region attending the event. There were teams from Bermuda,
Jamaica, Trinidad and Cayman competing in the event, with each country
represented by two riders, one in each age group.
Elsie Boone represented Cayman in
the 16 and under division, with Kelsey Bodden taking part in the 14 and under
The event took place over four
rounds, with a change in the route each time. Riders also completed each round
on a different mount, with riders in each age group riding on all four horses
used in that group.
The first round proved tough, but
it was the second round that resulted in a number of eliminations due to horses
refusing to jump the hurdles. This allowed Cayman to go into the lead at the
end of day one, with two more rounds remaining on day two.
The third and fourth rounds proved
no less challenging, but the Cayman team managed to hang on to the lead to take
first place overall in the competition.
The team is coached by Nancy
The event was sponsored by The
Equestrian Centre, Greenlight Re, Cayman Luxury Charters and SteppingStones.