The Bermuda Equestrian Federation recently sent junior members Casey Truran and Kelsey Amos to participate at the Pan American Equestrian Confederations Caribbean Junior Jumping Challenge which was hosted at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center, Savannah College of Art and Design in Hardeeville, SC.
Competing countries at the event were Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA. The competition consisted of two-member teams representing their respective nations. Each country had one team member in each of the two divisions. On each competition day, each rider was allowed a 5 minute flat warm-up on the assigned horse which was randomly drawn for them. Each rider was then allowed to jump four jumps before entering the competition arena. The riders then competed over a designated two-phase course using faults and closest to optimum time to determine the results. Points were awarded for each respective place and the combined scores from both divisions to determine a final team/country total.
Casey Truran was also the highest scoring competitor of the event with 27 points, with the next closest competitor achieving 21 points.
FRIDAY - August 18, 2017 - PAEC Junior Caribbean Challenge - First Round Results:
1 - Ashley Van Den Bol - Cayman Islands - 15 pts
2 - Jordann Brown - Trinidad and Tobago - 13
3 - Casey Truran - Bermuda - 12
4 - Hadley Rahael - Trinidad and Tobago - 11
5 - Indy Jones - Barbados - 10
6 - Zoe Archer - Barbados - 9
7 - Chloe Fowler - Cayman Islands - 8
8 - Janet Jack - Antigua/USA Mixed Team - 7
9 - Addison Reed - USA - 6
10 - Kelsey Amos - Bermuda - 5
11 - Caitlin Kerr - Jamaica - 4
12 - Sophie Mawell - Antigua/USA Mixed Team - 3
13 - Cecily Hayes - USA - 2
14 - Marlee McKeehan - Jamaica - No Score
SATURDAY - August 19, 2017 - PAEC Junior Caribbean Challenge Final Round Results:
1 Casey Truran - Bermuda 15 pts.
2 Addison Reed USA 13
3 Janet Jack Antigua/USA Mixed Team 12
4 - Chloe Fowler Cayman Islands 11
5 Indy Jones Barbados 10
6 Hadley Rahael Trinidad and Tobago 9
7 - Kelsey Amos Bermuda 8
8 Marlee McKeehan Jamaica 7
9 Ashley Van Den Bol Cayman Islands 6
10 Cecily Hayes USA 5
11 Zoe Archer Barbados 4
12 Sophie Maxwell USA/Antigua 3
13 Jordann Brown Trinidad and Tobago 2
14 Cailtin Kerr Jamaica No Score
Final Round 1 Team Results:
1 Bermuda 23 pts.
2 USA 18 pts.
3 Cayman Islands 17 pts.
4 Antigua/USA - 15 pts.
5 Barbados 14 pts.
6 Trinidad and Tobago 11 pts.
7 Jamaica 7 pts.
OVERALL FINAL TEAM STANDINGS AFTER 2 ROUNDS:
CHAMPION Bermuda 40 pts. (0 total jumping faults) * won tie breaker