Serpell borrows sister's horse for jumping glory

Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation hosted the second event of the FEI’s World Jumping Challenge at the Cayman Riding School in Savannah on Sunday. 

In this competition, top show jumpers from across the Caribbean region competed in their own countries on their own horses and measured themselves against each other over the same courses. 

Youth Olympics bronze medal winner, Polly Serpell, took top honors on her sister’s horse Sunday’s Edition. 

Serpell posted four faults in the first round and then jumped clear in the second round. Hannah Fowler and her horse, Seligkeit, came in a close second, posting four faults in the first round and then also going clear in the second round. 

Serpell was just under three seconds faster than Fowler to the finish line in the second round, to take the first place position. 

As well as receiving an individual placing among riders within their country, the Cayman riders are given a ranking against riders in the Caribbean region. 

The Cayman riders’ overall placings will be known after CIEF holds the third and final event of the WJC which is scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Cayman Riding School. 

Fowler won Best Presented Horse at the Vet Jog the previous day, which was judged by local vet Dr. Charles Dickinson. 

After the World Jumping Challenge, CIEF hosted open jumping classes to give riders a chance to practice their jump skills ahead of the first leg of the National Jump Series at the Equestrian Center on Oct. 11. 

Polly Serpell and Sunday
Polly Serpell won on Sunday’s Edition.