Jumping series ends on high note

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation held the fourth and final leg of this season’s National Jumping Series at the Equestrian Center on Linford Pierson Highway last weekend.

jumping-june-1-2016Highlights of Sunday’s show included first-time National Jumping Series wins by Marleigh Smith on Max in the 0.60-meter pony class; Charli Milgate riding Rambo in the 0.60-meter horse class; and a nail-biter in the 1.0-meter class where the placings of the top three riders were separated by less than one second.

With the completion of the National Jumping Series, a series champion and reserve champion will be named in nine categories and announced at the equestrian foundation’s annual awards dinner on June 18. Champion and reserve champion dressage riders will also be announced.

The 2016-17 horse show season will start in the fall and show dates will be posted on the CIEF website in late June.

Organizers say spectators are always welcome at Equestrian Federation horse shows and admission is free. For complete results, visit the CIEF website at www.ciefcay.com.