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Dressage Challenge gets the go ahead with virtual judging

Title defence: Bermuda Children’s team of Maya DaSilveira riding Just Pete, Tyler James riding Happy Feet, and Kayla Bardgett riding Causing Chaos; who secured first place in 2019 CEA Dressage Challenge (Photograph by Andy Gibbs)

The Bermuda Equestrian Federation’s Technical Dressage Committee have confirmed that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the island’s riders will once again compete in the Caribbean Equestrian Association Dressage Challenge, albeit virtually.

There was fear that the event would be cancelled as the pandemic made it impossible for foreign judges to travel to each competing Caribbean Island.

However, not to be deterred, Roberta Foster, Chairperson of the Caribbean Equestrian Association recently announced the innovative way to host this year’s CEA competition.

Rather than judges travelling to each competing island, each competing country will forward video coverage of the dressage tests of competing riders to this year’s officiating overseas judge, Heather Stalker.

As a result Bermuda’s riders will compete in the competition at the National Equestrian Centre today.

However, any test results, both individually and overall, will be delayed until after all nations have “held” and recorded their tests and the judges have had an opportunity to review and score. This means results may not be announced until the new year.

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Published November 07, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 06, 2020 at 11:17 pm)

Dressage Challenge gets the go ahead with virtual judging

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