The Bermuda Harness Pony Racing 2017-18 Season came to an unfortunate end with no racing over the two days scheduled.
Saturday and Sunday was to see the conclusion of the season by the running of the Champions of Champions, but Harness Pony Racing was cancelled at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street on Saturday due to the Fire and then inclement weather on Sunday ruled out the possibility of racing happening.
The Bermuda Driving Horse and Pony Club (DHPC) Executive Committee released a statement, “This is to inform you our members that we unfortunately have to cancel this year’s Champion of Champions races. This weekend was the only available date that would allow us to hold the two day event.”
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Terceira & Lopes Continue Competing in Belgium
Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes continued competing in the CSI2* / CSI1* / CSIYH1* LIER International Horse Jumping event in Belgium on the Azelhof Tour.
Terceira competed in the 1.30m CSI2* Table A in 2 Phases Special Class riding Amarulla finishing 26th, the pair clocked a time of 29.21, but they had 4 Penalty Fault Points.
In the same Class, Terceira riding Chakova finished40th they clocked 35.02, but they had 12 Penalty Fault Points, while Lopes riding Escalada finished 42nd with a time of 51.90, they also recorded 14 Penalty Fault Points.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Bermuda FEI Jumping Challenge #2 Round Up
Bermuda competitors achieved strong and very favorable performance results in Round Two of 2018 FEI World Jumping Challenge at the National Equestrian Centre.
Philip Correia, riding his horse Emerson, had superb rounds with double clears, resulting in him securing first place in 1.30 – 1.40 Category A Division of competition #2.
Dale Rochester, riding the chestnut gelding Carolina Gold owned by Ann Lindroth, also rode super rounds but, unfortunately, incurred 1 Time Fault in the First Round and 8 Faults in the Second Round.
In the 1.10 – 1.20m Category B Division Casey Truran and his horse De Le Vega executed another outstanding performance going clear in both Jumping Rounds.
Leading the way in Round Two of the 1.00 – 1.10m Category C Division was Courtney Bromby riding her horse, Worth the Wait, this combination had solid clears in both Jumping Rounds with a time of just 59.28 in the timed Second Round. Close on her heels was Kayla Bardgett riding Causing Chaos. This pair also secured double clear Rounds but in a time of 61.76 earning them a second place standing.
Recording double clear Rounds and clocking a time of 63.42 was Philip Correia on his new mare, Hornelli whilst Emma Stegmann riding Let’s Play also secured double clear Rounds but in a time of 71.26 in Round Two.
The Bermuda Equestrian Federation extends its sincere thanks its generous sponsors. Gold Sponsor: Clarien Bank. Silver Sponsors: Freisenbruch-Meyer Group of Companies and Hiscox Re. Bronze Sponsors: The Stempel Family and the Portelli Family also Sousa’s Gardens for sponsoring the plants.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Harness Pony Racing Round Up
In Harness Pony Racing action at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street saw Christian Truran and Pocket De Gold clock the fastest time on the night recording a winning time of 1:03&3 during the 1:04 & FASTER Time Bar Class, Robert Lopes in the bike of Google Me was second in 1:04&1, while Simsfield Hard Times and Phillip Correia was third in 1:04&2 and Kiwon Waldron in the bike of Gold-N-Glory finished 4th in a time of 1:04&3.
Cameron Harris was back in action in the bike of This Baby Rocks winning the 1:05&2-1:06&2 Time Bar Class clocking a time of 1:06 flat, while Casey Truran in the bike of Inwoods Generation finished second in 1:06&4.
Andrea Westerfield in the bike of Reel Patrol won the 1:04 & Faster Time Bar Class clocking a time of 1:04 flat, Christian Truran in the bike of ITSALLABOUTME was second in 1:04&2 and Darico Clarke in the bike of Cherokee’s Ironman was third clocking 1:04&3 and Custard The Dragon and Andy Stoneham in the bike was fourth clocking 1:05 flat.
Marvin Brangman competed in a CEI2* 75 Mile Endurance Ride in Williston, Florida.
Riding MM Godiva Chokalat, Brangman managed a 3rd place finish.
Brangman was quoted as saying, “it was good weather and the trails helped to make an enjoyable day. This was my first time on this amazing mare and hopefully not the last it didn't take long for us to click and trust one another in order to make a great team.”