The 2018 Caribbean Equestrian Association’s (CEA) Dressage Challenge came to a successful conclusion for Bermuda with the Children’s Team capturing 1st place and the Adult Team finishing in 2nd to other competing Caribbean Countries.
In this annual event, riders compete for both individual and team placements.
Members of the successful Children’s team were Kayla Bardgett riding Causing Chaos with a score of 72.04%, Jess Hosier riding Just Pete scored 62.95% and Kelsey Amos riding Wiratoro had a score of 67.09%.
The Adult team members were Abby Bardgett riding Up Up & Away they had a score of 70.00%, Dawn Fox riding Lancelot scored 67.17% and Angela Halloran Smith riding Finnomenal AV had a score of 66.054%.
In addition to the commendable achievements of Bermuda’s Dressage Teams, the following four Bermuda riders captured the Overall Highest Individual Score for their respective test categories:
Children’s Training Test/Level 3
Kayla Bardgett & Causing Chaos
Adult 1st Level/Test 3
Abby Bardgett & Up Up & Away
Adult Fourth Level Test 1
Angela Halloran-Smith & Finnomenal AV
Prix St. George
Dawn Fox & Landtango
The CEA Dressage Challenge enables riders from CEA member countries to compete against each other without the need to travel overseas, as a selected judge travels to each of the competing Islands.
This year’s competition was judged by Canadian FEI 4* Judge Brenda Minor. A FEI 4* is qualified to judge most international competitions, excluding Olympics and World Championships.
Other Caribbean countries competing in the 2018 CEA Dressage Challenge were Barbados, Cayman and Trinidad.