Serpell leads jumpers as Caribbean neighbours battle here

Some top Caribbean equestrian nations will be leaping over to Cayman shortly.

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation will be hosting the second leg of the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Junior Show Jumping competition on 12-13 May. The Cayman Islands Equestrian Centre in George Town, off the Linford Pierson Highway, will serve as the venue for the event.

For 2012, the local federation will be staging riders from three countries in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica. Representing the Cayman Islands will be Polly Serpell (14 years-old) in the 16 years and under category and Thea Millward, 13, in the 14 years and under category.

The event involves each rider riding four horses (previously unknown to the visiting riders) over four different courses. The federation has to provide a total of eight competition horses as well as reserve horses. This year the federation is very grateful to the equestrian centre, Nicki Millward and Milly Serpell for allowing their horses to be used for the competition.

The two-day event is the second leg of the 2012 competition. The first leg was held in Barbados in March and the remaining events will take place in Trinidad and Tobago respectively. The Cayman Islands are currently in second place behind Barbados.

Cayman residents are encouraged to watch the competition and support the local riders. There will be no entry fee for the general public and there will be ample parking at the equestrian centre.

The federation is currently looking for sponsorship and interested parties should contact Milly Serpell for further details.

For more information, please 
contact Milly Serpell at 
[email protected] 
or call 926-1551.

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