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Bermuda set for Jump Challenge title defence

Title defence: Kayla Bardgett, Tyler James and Jaeda Smith will be aiming to secure a fourth consecutive CEA Regional Jumping Challenge success (Photograph by Andy Gibbs)

Local showjumping competitors are gearing up to defend Bermuda’s Caribbean Equestrian Association Regional Jumping Challenge title for a third time.

The Bermuda round of the 2020 Caribbean Equestrian Association Regional Jumping Challenge will take place at the National Equestrian Centre on Saturday from 8.30am, with the local contingent eager to retain a championship they have won in three successive years.

The format of the competition provides an excellent opportunity for Bermuda equestrians to measure their jumping skills against riders from other Caribbean countries without incurring the expense or logistics of having to travel overseas.

Participating riders compete in their own country over an identical jumping course at heights of .70 metres, .85 metres or one metre.

The courses for this year’s competition were designed by Bermuda’s own Heidi Shelley-Mello, a FEI Level 3 course designer. This will mark the first occasion that a member of the Caribbean region has been invited to design the jumping courses for the CEA Regional Jumping Challenge.

Officiating the Bermuda round will be FEI Level 1 jumper judge Pam Mahoney.

After the completion of the CEA Regional Jumping Challenge, the BEF will host a support jumper competition that will include heights up to and including 1.30 metres.

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Published November 10, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 09, 2020 at 8:20 pm)

Bermuda set for Jump Challenge title defence

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