Cayman dressage show season wraps up

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation held its fourth and final dressage show of the season Sunday at the Equestrian Center, located on the Linford Pierson Highway.

The judge, Nicola Vogel, who flew in for the show, is originally from England. Ms. Vogel said that she was impressed with the skills that were being taught on island and noted that the islands’ youth riders are “on the right track to progress and excel in dressage.”

Highlights of the show include a strong second place finish in her very first horse show for newcomer Alyssa Hislop, and double wins by Sydney Crowley and Abbey Swartz. Crowley also collected the Adult High Point Award for her performance on her horse, Calidad, while Kayla Mannisto was named Junior High Point winner, riding Pony Up.

Now that the final dressage show of the season is complete, the Equestrian Federation is looking forward to naming champions at each level of dressage at its annual awards dinner, taking place at the end of this month.

The CIEF holds nine horse shows per year, which are open to all of its members.

Ava Law riding Me and My Shadow.

The 2018/19 show season will start up again in the Fall, and the calendar will be up on the CIEF website next month, and can be found under the events tab.

High Point junior rider Kayla Mannisto riding Pony Up.

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