A total of 32 riders took part in the second leg of the Cayman Riding School Combined Training League on Oct. 8 at the Hirst Road venue in Savannah.
The school introduced a new competition league earlier this year, organizers said in a press release. Unlike other most other equestrian competitions where horse and rider attempt just one equestrian discipline, combined training is a combination of a dressage test followed by a round of show jumping.
“We feel it helps the competitive rider to improve their riding in all areas and not just concentrate on one element” said Tracey Surrey, the school’s owner and riding instructor.
“Whilst it makes it considerably more challenging, we have already seen tremendous improvement in the level of riding, which is extremely encouraging, and lots of new riders wanting to participate.”
In addition to the competition, the school runs an after-school program and an adult riding program, and maintains an affiliation with the British Pony Club.