Dressage test again

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation will host the annual Fédération Equestre Internationale World Dressage Challenge on March 11. 

The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Equestrian Center on Linford Pierson Highway. 

This competition is described as the most prestigious event for the equestrian federation as two international level judges are sent to judge Cayman’s riders.  

The event welcomes back judges Mariano Santos from Spain and Elke Egbert from Germany. 

The competition was created by the FEI for developing countries in the equestrian sport to give riders a sense of international competition.  

Local riders will be competing against riders in Zone 10, which includes Barbados, Bermuda, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.  

A team of four will compete from each country, with the top three scores added for the final country scores. 

Last year, Cayman’s team topped Zone 10 with scores posted by Phoebe Serpell, Polly Serpell, Jessica McTaggart Giuzio and Tracey Surrey. Cayman’s riders prepare over the next week by visiting American coach Cindy Thaxton.  

The competition is free and open to the public.  

The CIEF is seeking sponsorship to host this event. Anyone interested should contact Pamela Fowler at [email protected] 


Polly Serpell rode superbly in the Dressage Challenge last year.

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