CIEF National Jumping Series kicks off

Pictured with ‘Blitzen’ the pony, from left are Charli Milgate, Megan Swartz, Ashley van den Bol, Saskia Drake, Abbey Swartz. - Photo: George Nowak

These young equestrians were among the many competitors taking part in the first of four events in the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation National Jumping Series held at the Cayman Riding School in Savannah on Sunday, Jan. 10. Over the next few months local riders will be competing at different venues in a number of categories for horses and ponies. Riders and their horses work as a team maneuvering through a course of show jumping obstacles, including verticals, spreads, and double combinations, usually with many turns and changes of direction. The intent is to jump cleanly over a set course within an allotted time. Pictured with ‘Blitzen’ the pony, from left are Charli Milgate, Megan Swartz, Ashley van den Bol, Saskia Drake, Abbey Swartz.

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