Under beautiful sunny, blue skies, the second leg of Bermuda’s round of the 2023 FEI Jumping World Challenge was held at the National Equestrian Center.
As previously reported, the FE Jumping World Challenge comprises of three separate competitions. Each of the three competitions offers Team and Individual Jumping Classifications in the following height categories.
Category A: 1.20 – 1.30m Height Category B 1.10 – 1.20 m Height Category 3 1.00 - 1.10 m Height
Leading the way in the 1.20 – 1.30m Category A Division of today’s competition was Jaylynn Hines and her talented gelding, Toto D’ysenbeeck Z This duo achieved double clear in both rounds, with a time of 60.36 in the second round. In second place, was, Philip Correia riding Junior Cardento with a combined penalty score of 4 faults in a time of 56.46.
1.10 – 1.20m Category B Division would see the youngest competitor in the Challenge, Tyler James, and his horse, Cruise Control capture 1st place with a combined 4 faults and a time of 60.07. Vicki Steele riding her horse In The Stars also incurred a combined 4-point penalty score but with a time of 67.41.
In the Category of 1.00 – 1.10m C Division, Michael Rodrigues riding Rambo, once again, secured the top spot with a commendable zero penalties. In second place was McKeisha Smith & Da Vinci with a combined total of 8 faults and a time of 59.29 in the second. Third place was Sierra Woolfe riding Forza captured the third spot with a total 16 faults and a time of 61.06. In Fourth place was Isabelle Pelletier with 18 faults and a time of 60.21.
Judging today’s competition was FEI Level 1 Judge Pamela Mahoney of Bermuda.
Bermuda’s final round of the FEI Jumping World Challenge will take place at the National Equestrian Center on Saturday 8th April 2023. FEI Level 3 Judge Cathy of Harper of Canada together with Judge Pam Mahoney will adjudicate this final event.