The final leg of the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Junior Show Jumping Competition took place in Jamaica last week, and Cayman’s two riders did exceptionally well.
Team Cayman consisted of Ashley van den Bol and Basil Humphries as the 16-and-under and 14-U riders, respectively, at Kingston Polo Club. The competition consisted of riding four challenging courses over the two days on four different horses.
In Saturday’s two rounds, Cayman ended the day with eight jumping faults for van den Bol and two clear rounds for Humphries.
Sunday’s courses were particularly difficult, but the Cayman riders had one clear round and one round with four jumping faults each.
Jamaica came through the weekend as the strongest team and secured first place for this final leg of the competition. Cayman came a strong second and Humphries also secured the 14-U championship title as the rider with the least jumping faults.
Coach Mary Alberga was pleased with the performance of her team.
“The children rode hard courses well, showing good control at all times,” she said. “I am very pleased with the outcome.”
Overall in the JSJC series, Barbados gained first place with some very solid performances throughout the past year. Second was Trinidad and Tobago. Cayman tied for third place with Jamaica.
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