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Bardgett recognised at awards

Philip Correia

The Bermuda Equestrian Federation held is Annual Championship and Awards Ceremony at the Hamilton Princess Hotel on Saturday.

BEF Championship winners were presented with awards from in excess of 35 different categories. Winning recipients were determined by points accumulated during the 2018-19 season.

However, it was certainly a night to be remembered for 16-year-old junior BEF member Kayla Bardgett who enjoyed tremendous success during the season.

As a consequence, she was the recipient of the DeCosta Construction Limited Trophy for the junior competitor with the most overall points.

In addition, Bardgett also was awarded the Raymond White Memorial Trophy for the Horse/Pony/Rider with most points.

Bardgett and her talented horse, Causing Chaos, were awarded numerous other championship awards and trophies including the Richfield Trophy, the Round Robins Sandyann Trophy, the BHPA Trophy, the Hinson Hall Trophy, the Jenerations Debut Trophy and the Shalimar Trophy.

For the second year in a row, her mother, Abby Bardgett was awarded the Coach Award. The Stable Award was again presented to Breakaway Stables.

Securing the Inwood Trophy, for the Adult competitor achieving the most overall points regardless of mount, was Philip Correia.

He was also awarded the Saddle Club Trophy, the Starstruck Trophy, the Deepwood Sparkle Trophy, the Baum Family Trophy and also the Campbell Wilkinson Trophy.

In addition, Correira was also the recipient of the President’s Award, which was presented in recognition of his consistent and valuable contribution to Bermuda’s equestrian sport as a competitor and also as a volunteer throughout the years.