July 25, 2021

Cayman Islands: CIEF hosts world dressage challenge

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 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 welcoming back judges Mr. Mariano Santos of Spain and Ms. Elke Egbert of Germany. Both have judged the competition in previous OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAyears.

The competition was created by the FEI for developing countries in the equestrian sport to give riders a taste of international competition. Local riders will be competing against riders in Zone 10, which include Barbados, Bermuda, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. A team of 4 will be selected pre-competition from each country with the top 3 scores added together to create the final country scores.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast year, Cayman’s team topped Zone 10 with scoresOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA posted by Phoebe Serpell, Polly Serpell, Jessica McTaggart Giuzio and Tracey Surrey.

Cayman’s riders will be prepped over the next week by visiting coach Ms. Cindy Thaxton of the USA.

The competition is open and free to the public. The CIEF is actively seeking sponsorship to aide in the hosting of this event. Anyone interested should contact Pamela Fowler at [email protected].

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