Bardgett and Truran set for new test
Junior riders Kayla Bardgett and Christian Truran will be making a step up when they compete in the Fédération Equestre Internationale Jumping World Challenge.
Bardgett riding Causing Chaos and Christian Truran on De Le Vega will be tackling the Category A division (1.20 - 1.30 metres).
Philip Correia will also compete in the A division on his stallion Emerson. Correia has also entered his eight-year-old bay mare Hornellli. First-time competitors in the Category B division (1.10m - 1.20m) are Cody Rego riding his new horse Rambo, Jaeda Smith on her new horse Da Vinci and Jaylynn Hines riding Carolina Gold.
Vicki Steele riding All in One and Correia on Junior Cardento have also entered the Category B division.
Combinations entering the Category C (1.00m - 1.10m) division include Abby Bardgett riding Up Up & Away, Mackenzie James on Worth the Wait, Stephanie Kempe riding Good as Gold, Brittany Ricca on Ace Boy and Correia riding Bon Voyage.
The three competitions that comprise the FEI Jumping World Challenge will be held at the National Equestrian Centre, Vesey Street, Devonshire, on Saturday, then on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 29.
FEI Level 2 Judge Judy Hagen, of Bermuda, will judge Competitions 1 and 2 and FEI Level 4 Judge Kim Morrison, of Canada, together with FEI Level 2 Judge Hagen will adjudicate competition 3.
The Challenge provides local jumper riders with an opportunity to compete in an international setting without having the expense and logistical challenges of travelling overseas.
Riders from ten different geographical zones compete over the same jumping courses designed by an FEI appointed course designer. This year’s designer is FEI Level 3 Course Designer Christoph Johnen, of Germany.
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