Raishun Burch was enjoying the start to 2020 with the Indoor Season and he was looking forward to the outdoor season until the Coronavirus pandemic took over the world.
Burch who resides in Germany, is still able to work with his horses, is looking forward to when he can be back in action.
Burch is looking to have regular competition as soon as it is possible, with a dream of competing in the Olympics as just that a dream saying if it happens it happens.
“People’s well-being is the most important thing at this time,” says Burch.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Terceira Making the Adjustments in Belgium
With the Coronavirus continuing to dominate the World, we spoke with Bermuda Olympian Jillian Terceira about how she and her family are adjusting to the crisis?
Terceira said, “My family & horses are safe. My biggest challenge during this crisis is keeping my horses fresh and alert. They can get bored not travelling and not jumping at shows.”
We then asked Terceira what she is doing to keep your horses safe, “We no longer do any training off of the yard. No Regional, National or International shows, we’ve had CSI International Competitions already cancelled that were scheduled for June. Belgium’s borders are closed so there is no travelling with horses,” replied Terceira.
With so much uncertainty about an end to the quarantine, Terceira was asked when she is hoping to be able to get back into competition, “We are hoping we’ll be able to start up Regional & National Competitions within Belgium in May.”
Friday, March 20, 2020
Collins Talks Olympics & Training
A month ago the Bermuda Equestrian Federation announced that the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) confirmed that Bermuda is eligible to compete with one individual athlete/horse dressage combination at the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Annabelle Collins and her the 11 year old Stallion, Joyero VG, have been confirmed as the Bermuda participants.
However training for the Summer competition has been halted due to the Coronavirus, but Collins is still looking on the bright side of thing and is still hopeful that she gets the opportunity to compete.
Monday, March 16, 2020
FEI World Jumping Challenge #3 Postponed
The Bermuda Equestrian Federation has announced that Competition #3 of the FEI Jumping Challenge has been postponed.
In a statement, “Due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in support of the recommendations of the Bermuda Government as well as Local and International Sporting Bodies, Competition #3 of the 2020 FEI Jumping World Challenge and the BEF Support Show, both scheduled to be held on Sunday March 29th at the National Equestrian Center, have been postponed.
Saturday, March 07, 2020
Bermuda FEI Jumping World Challenge Competition 2
The Bermuda Equestrian Federation hosted Competition #2 of the 2020 FEI Jumping World Challenge at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street.
In the 1.20-1.30m Category A Division, young Kayla Bardgett and her horse Causing Chaos leaped into first place with a Clear Round in a time of 57.77. Philip Correia riding Hornelli incurred 12 penalties to claim the 2nd place.
Continuing their winning streak in the 1.10-1.20m Category B Division was Philip Correa riding Junior Cardento. This team rode a Clear Round in a time of 54.93. Jaylynn Hines and Carolina Gold also rode a Clear Round in a time of 68.45, to secure 2nd place spot.
In the 1.00-1.10m Category C Division, Abby Bardgett rode an exciting Clear Round in what was to be the fastest time of the day of 52.04 thereby clinching first place. In second place was Philip Correia and Bon Voyage who also rode a Clear Round but in a slightly slower time of 52.20.
Only the results of the best two of the three competitions per category count towards the final rankings of the FEI Jumping World Challenge
The 3rd and final competition that comprises this year’s FEI Jumping World Challenge will take place on Sunday, March 29th at the National Equestrian Center.
Judging today’s competition was President of the Ground Judge FEI Judge Judy Hagen and Ground Jury Member FEI Judge Pam Mahoney, both of Bermuda.