Race Day Three of the 2018/19 Harness Pony Racing Season saw action return to the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street.
In the 1:03&4 & Faster Time Bar Class ITSALLABOUTME with Christian Truran in the bike clocked a winning time of 1:04&1, while Darico Clarke in the bike of CHEROKEE'S IRONMAN finished second in a time of 1:04&2 and SIMSFIELD HARDTIMES with Philip Correia in the bike was third clocking 1:05&2.
During the 1:04 - 1:05&1 Time Bar Class saw GOOGLE ME with Candyce Martins in the bike clocked a winning time of 1:04&1, SPECIAL GOLD and Kiwon Waldron finished second in 1:05&1.
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.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Bermuda Harness Pony Racing
The 2018/19 Harness Pony Racing season resumed at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street.
In the first race of the evening Christian Truran in the bike of It’s All About Me won the 1:04&4 and Faster Time Bar Class with a time of 1:04&4, Kiwon Waldron in the bike of Gold-N-Glory finished second clocking a time of 1:05 flat and Andrea Westerfield was third clocking a time of 1:09&2.
The second race of the evening was in the 1:06&3 – 1:08 Flat Time Bar Class, which was won by Kayla Caldwell in the bike of Stay Tuned clocked a winning time of 1:07&2, Candyce Martins was second in a time of 1:07&4 in the bike of Inwoods Progress and Ryan Manders in the bike of A Touch of Red was third in 1:08&3.
In the third race of the evening Rockeyed Optimist with Dylan DeSilva in the bike won the 1:11&4 and Slower Time Bar Class with a time of 1:17&3, Andy Stoneham in the bike of Wiggle It Jiggle It was second in 1:20 flat and with a time of 1:23 flat Kiwon Waldron in the bike of Special Tux was third.
David Burrows Jr in the bike of Reign of Terror led from start to finish winning the 1:08&1 – 1:11&3 Time Bar Class clocking a time of 1:10&2, Kool the Fire with Tahzi Flood in the bike was second in 1:12&3, Iron Mike with Candyce Martins was third in a time of 1:12&4 and Maurice Raynor in the bike of Catch Me If You Can was 4th in a time of 1:13&4.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Amos Wins Two FEI Test Classes
Young dressage rider Kelsey Amos has recently achieved commendable success in overseas dressage events.
After qualifying Queen’s Faithfully, a 12-year-old Morgan mare owned by Tyla Cummiskey, Amos travelled with Pamela Maloof of Faith Hill Farm, to compete in the USDF Regional 8 Championships held in Saugerties New York.
Amos placed 4th in both First & Second Level championships with scores of 67.35% & 62.50% respectively.
Amos also placed 2nd in the Dressage Seat Equitation 14 – 18 Age Group, thereby qualifying her to compete in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals to be held in Illinois during the summer of 2019.
Thereafter, Amos travelled to the prestigious Dressage at Devon to compete in her first CDI competition. Riding Queen’s Faithfully,
Amos secured 1st place in the FEI Children’s Team test with a score of 63.84% and 1st place FEI Children’s Individual test with a score of 63.69% .
In addition, Amos was a recipient of the USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin Program.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Madeiros Helps Berry Finish Second
Lizzy Madeiros and her Berry College Equestrian teammates traveled to Wills Park to Kick Off Season at Kennesaw State University.
Madeiros and her teammates finished second out of 15 teams.
Madeiros competed in the Novice Flat Class and she finished 2nd.