While Bermuda show jumpers are preparing to compete in the 41st edition of the FEI Jumping World Challenge, www.islandstats.com can report that Philip Correia will compete in the 2018 Finals in September.
Bermuda was very successful in the 2018 FEI Jumping World Challenge, with Correia riding Emerson capturing 1st place in the Overall Top Category A for Regional Zone 10 Division.
As a result Correia will compete in the Finals to be held in Ecuador September 10th 15th, 2019.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Madeiros & Berry College Finish 2nd in Hunt Seat Class
Lizzy Madeiros and her Berry College Equestrian Team kicked off their first show of the spring season at the Gunby Equine Center.
Medeiros and her Hunt Seat teammates earned second place while the Western team won two shows.
Competing in the Novice Over Fences Class, Madeiros finished 2nd overall.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Harness Racing Injury Update
During Harness Pony Racing over the weekend racing was halted for some 30 minutes as medical staff from the King Edward Memorial Hospital was called following an accident on the Track.
Reports suggest that it was not a good night with up to 3 ponies going down.
Racing had to be halted for a driver injured on track with ambulance attending.
The major incident that resulted in the driver taken to the hospital with a suspected broken leg took place on the Simsfield Corner of the track.
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Bermuda Star Dust Stables Show Round Up
Action from Vesey Street
The Bermuda Equestrian Federation hosted the Star Dust Stables Show at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street.
In the Horse Jumping Height of fences not to exceed 1.20m Class, Courtney Bromby and Worth the Wait recorded a Clear Round winning time of 70.50, Kayla Bardgett and Causing Chaos was second they clocked a time of 78.03, but they had 1 Penalty Fault Point and Philip Correia and Hornelli finished third clocking a time of 77.85, but they also had 4 Penalty Fault Points.
The Horse Jumping Height of fences not to exceed 1.00m with a Jump Off Class saw all five riders complete a Clear Round, but in the Jump Off Philip Correia and Bon Voyage clocked a Clear Round Time of 36.17, Ace Boy and Brittany Ricca was second with a Clear Round Time of 36.82 and Jaylynn Hines and Carolina Gold was third with a Clear Round Time of 37.04.
Amber Bridges and Natural Selection won the Horse Jumping Height of fences not to exceed 0.85m with a Jump Off Class, with a Clear Round Time of 37.82, Kelsey Amos and Helsinki V/D Heffinck was second clocking a Clear Round Time of 40.34 and Jaeda Trott and Carolina Gold finished third clocking a time of 72.72, but they 4 Penalty Fault Points.
As www.islandstats.comn previously reported two Bermuyda Equestrian riders Courtney Bromby and Hannah Simmons competed in a Show Jumping Competition hosted by the Ecuador Equestrian Federation, the pair were accompanied by coach, Mary Frances Gaglio.
In the qualifying competitions, Simmons achieved a Double Clear, which resulted in her qualifying for the A FINALS of the 1.05 - 1.10m Division.
Simmons rode a superb Round in the FINALS, but incurred an unfortunate 4 Penalty Fault Points at the very last jump.
Disappointedly, after the First Qualifying Round, Bromby was required to change to a substitute horse.
With a beautifully executed Clear Round on the substituted horse, Bromby Qualified for the B FINAL in the 1.15 - 1.20m Division, but did not place in the FINALS.