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We hope that you and your families have made it safely through Hurricane Dorian. While we were very lucky here in New Providence, it is with a profound sense of horror and sadness that we see the devastation that our brothers and sisters in Abaco and Grand Bahama are suffering. In particular we extend our sympathy to Sissel Mosvold and her family. Tragically one of their farmhands and many of their animals perished in the storm.
As we begin the process of rebuilding in the weeks to come, we cannot forget the beautiful animals who depend on us for their health and well-being. As such Equestrian Bahamas has been working tirelessly in conjunction with local vets, the Bahamas Humane Society, the Bahamas Olympic Committee and the Caribbean Equine Disaster Relief Fund to get food and supplies to the surviving animals in Grand Bahama. The relief effort is being coordinated by Elizabeth Williams, EB Vice-President. She can be reached at [email protected], or by What’s App on 1(242) 359-2020.
Alternatively, well-wishers may assist by making a donation to the Caribbean Equine Relief Fund, which is a joint fundraising and relief effort that was set up after Hurricane Irma by US Equestrian (USEF), Equestrian Canada (EC), the Pan American Equestrian Federation (PAEC) and the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) to help equines and their owners with post-hurricane relief. Our thanks goes out to Co-Chair of the Fund, Ms. Eve Van Den Bol, for her assistance with this matter. Anyone wishing to donate to help the horses in the Bahamas should call US Equestrian (USEF) directly at 1-859-258-2472 and ask that their donation be specifically earmarked for the Caribbean Equine Relief Fund within the general Disaster Relief Fund. Please note that a general donation via the USEF website will go into the general fund and not find its way to the Caribbean, hence, a phone call is required.
We are humbled by the international outpouring of support that we have received from horse lovers around the world, and wish to thank them all for their support. For further information on the efforts being made on our behalf, please check out http://www.horsewelfarenews.com
Let us remain strong and united through this difficult time…God bless our Bahamaland.
Cathy Ramsingh-Pierre, President
FEI Representatives Conclude Successful Visit
This past weekend Equestrian Bahamas was honoured to host representatives from the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). Mr. Mark Samuel, Vice-President of the FEI Board and Chairman of Group IV (North America and the Caribbean), and Mr. Francisco Porras Lima (Director of Governance and Institutional Affairs) visited us from September 15-17 to conduct a site visit. This site visit was the final step to our recognition by the FEI and the IOC as an official member National Federation of the international Olympic body.
Elle Shines at Saugerties
EB’s very own Elle O’Brien shone brightly last Friday at the Marshall & Sterling League 2019 National Finals in Saugerties, New York, placing 12th out of 76 riders in the 2’6” Children’s Medal class.
O’Brien was invited to compete as a League Finalist by virtue of having accumulated qualifying points in competitions throughout the year. She was accompanied to the competition by her trainer, Mrs. Erika Adderley-Coello of Mariposa Stables.
Equestrian’s alert helps bring ambulances to The Bahamas
The president of a Nassau-based equestrian organization raised the alert that the islands were sorely in need of a working ambulance. Now thanks to a US firm, four fully equipped ambulances are on the ground on the Abaco Islands.
Read more at Horse Welfare Notes
More help headed to the Bahamas.
Relief efforts underway to help horses in the Bahamas
EB Execs attend Bahamas Olympic Committee Media Event
EB President Cathy Ramsingh-Pierre and Treasure Sabrina Sands-Wong were among the officers of various national Sporting Federations who attended a “meet and greet” event hosted by the Bahamas Olympic Committee. The goal of the event was to allow the various Federations to interact with members of the press as well as potential corporate sponsors.
EB Rider Certification
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• Read the on-line study guide
• Find out testing dates
• Ask your trainer for more details
2019 – 2020 EB Rated Horse Show Dates*
• Mariposa Stables: Oct 5 – Oct 6 (Hunter/Equitation)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre : Nov 9 (Equitation)
• Mariposa Stables : Dec 7 (Jumper)
• Mariposa Stables: Jan 25 – 26 (Jumper/Equitation)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre : Feb 8 – 9 (Jumper/Equitation)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre : March 28 – 29 (Jumper/Equitation)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre : Apr 25 – 26 (Hunter/Equitation)
2019 – 2020 Bahamas Interschool Equestrian League Show Dates*
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre : Nov 10
• Mariposa Stables (includes IEA Selection trials) : Dec 8
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre (BIEL Championship Final) : May 17
*Dates subject to change
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