Under beautiful sunny, blue skies, the second leg of Bermuda’s round of the 2023 FEI Jumping World Challenge was held at the National Equestrian Center.
As previously reported, the FE Jumping World Challenge comprises of three separate competitions. Each of the three competitions offers Team and Individual Jumping Classifications in the following height categories.
Category A: 1.20 – 1.30m Height Category B 1.10 – 1.20 m Height Category 3 1.00 - 1.10 m Height
Leading the way in the 1.20 – 1.30m Category A Division of today’s competition was Jaylynn Hines and her talented gelding, Toto D’ysenbeeck Z This duo achieved double clear in both rounds, with a time of 60.36 in the second round. In second place, was, Philip Correia riding Junior Cardento with a combined penalty score of 4 faults in a time of 56.46.
1.10 – 1.20m Category B Division would see the youngest competitor in the Challenge, Tyler James, and his horse, Cruise Control capture 1st place with a combined 4 faults and a time of 60.07. Vicki Steele riding her horse In The Stars also incurred a combined 4-point penalty score but with a time of 67.41.
In the Category of 1.00 – 1.10m C Division, Michael Rodrigues riding Rambo, once again, secured the top spot with a commendable zero penalties. In second place was McKeisha Smith & Da Vinci with a combined total of 8 faults and a time of 59.29 in the second. Third place was Sierra Woolfe riding Forza captured the third spot with a total 16 faults and a time of 61.06. In Fourth place was Isabelle Pelletier with 18 faults and a time of 60.21.
Judging today’s competition was FEI Level 1 Judge Pamela Mahoney of Bermuda.
Bermuda’s final round of the FEI Jumping World Challenge will take place at the National Equestrian Center on Saturday 8th April 2023. FEI Level 3 Judge Cathy of Harper of Canada together with Judge Pam Mahoney will adjudicate this final event.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Rego Begins CSI4* International Event
Cody Rego began competing in the 2023 WEF 10 Horseware Ireland CSI4* International Horse Jumping event in Florida.
Rego riding Miraflores finished 4th in the WIHS Jumper Phase CALI Class.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Minors Begins CSI4* International Event
Ki-Juan Minors began competing in the 2023 WEF 10 Horseware Ireland CSI4* International Horse Jumping event in Florida.
Minors riding Wiser Now finished 4th in the USHJA Hunter 2 feet 9 inches Class.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Truran Qualifies for Zone 5 Finals
Casey Truran and his Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Equestrian teammates competed at the ISHA Region 5 Zone 5 Regional Championships and Qualified Eight Individual riders for the Zone 5 Finals.
Of the eight individual Qualifiers, five were Championships, and three were Reserve Championships.
Truran was the Cacchione Cup Reserve Champion, Truran finished 6th in the Open Over Fences Class, and he was declared the Open Flat Champion.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Stempel Advances to Youth Championships
The Bermuda Equestrian Federation announced that Bermuda Dressage rider Robin Stempel has successfully achieved the requisite qualifying scores to participate in the 2023 North American Youth Championship (NAYC).
Riding Rossano Royal 2 at the Bruce’s Field Dressage held in Aiken South Carolina Stemplel scored 67.3% in both the Team Test and the Individual Test. More recently, Stempel and Rossano scored 65.7% in the Team Test, 67.1% in the Individual Test, and a commendable 70.1% in their Freestyle Test.
Having gained valuable experience competing in the Junior Division at the 2021 NAYC Championship, it is Stempel’s intention to compete, this year, in the Young Rider Division in which participants compete at Prix St. George level. Stempel is thrilled to have secured her qualifying scores well within the qualification period of 26th July 2022 and 19th June 2023.
Going forth, Stempel intends to focus on further improving and tweaking her Freestyle test. Stempel will continue in the competition as she finds it extremely beneficial and helpful to receive feedback and scores from a variety of dressage judges.
Stempel is a third-year biochemistry student at High Point University. With the academic demands of university, Stempel did not compete last season. Rather, Stempel chose to concentrate on developing her Dressage skills under the guidance of highly regarded coach Tami Batts of Fellowship Farm, North Carolina.
The FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) is the Premier Equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders (ages 14-21) and U25 (ages 16-25). Young Equestrians vie for team and individual FEI Medals in the Olympic Equestrian disciplines of dressage as well as Show Jumping.
The competition is run under FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body of Equestrian sport. The 2023 Championships will be held from August 7th – 13th 2023 in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.