September 20, 2019

Cayman Islands show jumpers show off

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On Sunday, March 19th, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held the second leg of its four-part National Jumping Series (NJS) horse show at the Cayman Riding School. The day saw several new riders to the NJS including Jardae Barnes, Freya Timms, Sunday Groves, Amber McMillan, Stephanie Lloyd and Paula Daniels. Most classes were hotly […]

Cayman Islands’ riders have the Hotz for Dressage

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By Eve van den Bol From Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation On Sunday, January 29th, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation held its second dressage show of the season at the Equestrian Center in the morning and at Cayman Riding School in the afternoon. Sandy Hotz, a USEF-S and FEI 4* judge, from Colorado flew in to […]

Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation Horrified

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The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (“CIEF”) wishes to express their condolences to the Equestrian Center of the loss of their pony Charm. We are horrified at this act of alarming violence, which was a senseless act, on two ponies, who had a reputation of being the most gentlest of animals especially around children. Charm, sadly […]

CIEF finishes up high

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Cayman Islands National Jumping Series finishes on a high note On Sunday, May 29th, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held the fourth and final leg of this season’s National Jumping Series at the Equestrian Center located on Linford Pearson Highway. Except for a 30-minute rain delay, the show went off without a hitch. Highlights […]

Cayman dressage team up

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CAYMAN DRESSAGE TEAM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE By CIEF staff The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) has selected its Cayman Teams for the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Caribbean Dressage Challenge. Representing the Adult team are Amara Thompson, Jessica McTaggart-Giuzio and Jenn Cowdroy, while Chloe Fowler, Anja van Genderen and Ashley van den Bol round out the […]

Cayman riders & Champion Serpell

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Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) CAYMAN RIDERS JUMP TO THE CHALLENGE This past Sunday, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held the Cayman leg of the CEA Regional Jumping Challenge (RJC) at Cayman Riding School. Only in its second year, the RJC is a competition designed by the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) to give show […]

Dressage riders trot to new heights

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Dressage riders trot to new heights in Cayman Islands By Eve van den Bol From CIEF This past Sunday, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held its third dressage show of the season, enjoying a great turnout of 34 horse and rider combinations several newcomers to the dressage show ring. Competing for the first time […]

Cayman Islands: Serpell jumps first by a second

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By Eve van den Bol The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held the first of the three-part FEI World Jumping Challenge (WJC) this past Sunday at Cayman Riding School. The World Jumping Challenge is designed to enable riders who live in more remote countries the opportunity to compete internationally without having to leave their own country. […]

Cayman Islands: CIEF hosts world dressage challenge

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The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) will host the annual FEI World Dressage Challenge on Wednesday 11th March at 2 p.m. at the Equestrian Center on Linford Pierson Highway. This annual competition is the most prestigious event for the CIEF as two international level judges are sent to judge Cayman’s riders. The CIEF will be […]

‘2015 Jump League gets off to a flying start’ in Cayman Islands

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Unlike dressage, the equestrian sport of show jumping does not have its origins in the military battlefields of Europe. Instead, it was, somewhat surprisingly, born in 18th century England following the passing of the Enclosure Acts. Prior to the Acts, fox hunters would gallop across open fields in their pursuit of foxes, but after the […]