Earlier this year, Bermuda equestrian, 16-year-old, Cody Rego was invited to join the acclaimed equestrian facility, North Run, as a working student. Based out of Vermont and Florida, North Run is owned and managed by well-known and respected equestrian trainers, Missy Clark and her husband John Breenan.
In his relatively short period of time in the USA, Rego has already achieved laudable accomplishments including qualifying for TWO of the TOP annual equitation Championships, namely the prestigious ASPCA MACLAY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (aka the Maclay Finals) and the DOVER SADDLERY USEF HUNTER SEAT MEDAL FINALS!
The ASPCA MACLAY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP will be held during the National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park from October 27th - November 7th, 2021, whilst the DOVER SADDLERY USEF HUNTER SEAT MEDAL FINALS will be held alongside the Pennsylvania National Horseshow in Harrisburg on October 17th, 2021.
The Bermuda Equestrian Federation is delighted to share Cody’s outstanding achievements and, together with our equestrian community, extends its congratulations to Rego on his commendable accomplishments as well as wishing Rego the very best in his upcoming competitions!
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Waldron Sees Action in Lagrange QMT Series in Indiana
Kiwon Waldron competed in the Lagrange QMT Series as the International Trotting & Pacing Association race season continued.
Waldron and Check Me Out finished second competing in the 1:10&1 - 1:22 Trot Series Heat #: 2 Time Bar Class clocking a time of 1:13 flat.
During the 1:06&1 - 1:08.0 Senior Free For All Heat #: 1 Time Bar Class, Waldron and Belly Shadow was second clocking 1:07&1.
In the bike of GV Emily Rose, Waldron won the 1:06&1 - 1:10 LaWayne Miller Racing Stables Series Time Bar Class with a time of 1:07&3.
Waldron and Golden Bunny finished second in the 1:08&1 – 1:10 Junior Free For All Heat #: 1 Time Bar Class crossing the line in a time of 1:09&1.
During the 1:06 & Faster Free For All Heat #: 1 Time Bar Class, Waldron, and Cherokees Ironman crossed the line 3rd with a time of 1:06&1.
Waldron and Golden Bunny clocked a winning time of 1:08&1 in the 1:08&1 – 1:10 Junior Free For All Heat #: 2 Time Bar Class.
Waldron and Belly Shadow was second clocking 1:11&1, during the 1:06&1 - 1:08.0 Senior Free For All Heat #: 2 Time Bar Class.
GV Emily Rose and Waldron finished 2nd in the 1:06&1 - 1:10 LaWayne Miller Racing Stables Series Final with a time of 1:08 flat.
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Waldron Back in Nappanee Raceway Races Action in Indiana
Kiwon Waldron was back in action yet again, this time competing in the International Trotting & Pacing Association Midwestern Classic Stake Races in Indiana.
During the 4 year Old Trot race, Waldron and Check Me Out clocked a winning time of 1:09&3.
Waldron and GV Amy Memorial finished second competing in the 1:04&1 to 1:06.0 Senior Free For All Heat #: 1 Time Bar Class clocking a time of 1:03&2.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Waldron Sees Action in Goshen HMT Races in Ohio
Kiwon Waldron was back in action yet again, this time competing in the International Trotting & Pacing Association Midwestern Classic Goshen HMT Races in Ohio.
Waldron and GV Amy Memorial finished second competing in Heat One of the 1:00&1 to 1:02 Senior Free for All Time Bar Class, with a time of 1:01&2.
During the 1:04&1 to 1:06 Senior Time Bar Class, Waldron and Belly's Shawdow finished 2nd clocking 1:05&1.
Waldron in the bike of Golden Paradise crossed the line 2nd clocking 1:02&3, during Heat Two of the 1:00&1 to 1:02 Senior Free for All Time Bar Class.
Waldron was in the winner’s circle with a time of 1:03&1 in the bike of WB Thunderstruck during Heat Two of the 1:04&1 to 1:06 Senior Time Bar Class.
Heat Two of the 1:00&1 to 1:02 Senior Free for All Time Bar Class saw Waldron in the bike of GV Amy Memorial finished 2nd in 1:00&3.
Waldron drove Cherokees Ironman into the winner's circle competing in the 1:00 & Faster Time Bar Class, clocking 59&3.
And then in the 1:16&1 to 1:22 Time Bar Class, Waldron and Check Me Out finished 1st place clocking a time of 1:06&1.
Ki-Juan Minors, and Clintano captured the spotlight in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Equiline, during ESP’s Summer II show of the ESP Summer Series.
The newly-formed pair edged out initial frontrunners, Molly Sewell and Heartdancer H, in the handy round to celebrate their first competition win together and take the lead spot in the victory gallop on the grass field.
“I recently just caught the ride on [Clintano] and this is our first horse show together,” commented Minors. “I thought the courses rode quite well and the ring was large enough that you were able to take a breath after each jump. Clintano was really relaxed and jumped up beautifully. He was perfect!”
Seventeen entries contested the classic round, with the top twelve pairs returning for the handy phase of competition. Sewell of Wellington, FL, and Sophia Masnikoff’s Heartdancer H led the pack going into the handy round with their first-round score of 90. Minors and the 12-year-old gelding, owned by Sand Dollar Farm, LLC, earned a classic-round score of 88, placing them in second.
“I handled the handy round like it was my first round and rode it relaxed, easy, and didn’t overthink the turns. I tend to get a little anxious in the handy, so I just focused on keeping myself really composed and let the horse do his job,” explained Minors.
As one of the last to go over the handy track, the pair improved upon their earlier performance to score a base score of 87 plus four points for the high options to earn a total of 91 points, placing them at the top of the scorecard with a cumulative score of 179. Sewell and her mount eventually claimed second place, just one point off the top spot with a final tally of 178. Rounding out the podium with a total score of 166 was Claire Bruny of Brabury, CA, and her own entry,