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Welcome to the 2017-2018 horse show season! We look forward to a year of continued growth, development and achievement in Equestrian sport in the Bahamas. Our emphasis continues to be on developing programs which foster participation and inclusion of all riders, and on encouraging and rewarding excellence in achievement.
Equestrian sport continues to grow in The Bahamas, a growth that is reflected in the evolved prize list most shows will offer this year. While more and more young riders join the sport at the entry level – our “Future Champions” – at the same time our current riders continue to hone their skills, with the result that several higher-level divisions will be featured in this years competitions. Like last years shows, the emphasis will be on Equitation and Jumpers, in keeping with our aspirations to provide competitive opportunities abroad for our riders.
Over the summer, many of our riders continued to compete abroad, from Florida to New York; from Canada to the Czech Republic. EB applauds their talent and commitment, as well as the dedication of their coaches. As the word spreads, so does our membership: Bahamian riders living in North America and Europe have reached out to us to enquire about joining EB. We welcome one and all!
EB remains committed to extending Equestrian sport into the grassroots of Bahamian athletics through the BIEL program. This program, intended to be a public-private partnership to extend Equestrian sport into the public schools, has been delayed in its full implementation by two successive years of devastating hurricanes. However last season our riders were able to experience one exciting interschool competition, conducted under a college-type draw format and enjoyed by all. Despite the initial setbacks, we will continue to pursue our goal of making our sport accessible to Bahamian youth.
EB is equally committed to fostering horsemanship in our members, so the EB Rider Certification Program will continue this year. Through the Rider Certification Program young riders gain recognition for mastery of theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. In addition, through our partnerships with the Bahamas Olympic Committee, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), and other international equestrian organizations, EB will continue to explore training and development opportunities for member riders and coaches.
EB membership is for all those who love horses and are inspired by equestrian sport. The deadline for membership dues for the upcoming year is October l, 2017. If you have not yet submitted your EB membership renewal or application for the 2017-2018 year, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Please note that in order for points to count toward divisions and medals, all memberships (horses and riders) must be paid before the close of this weekend’s show. Points will not be assigned retroactively to late payments.
To arrange payment of your membership dues please contact Mrs. Beth Nottage at [email protected] Cheques should be made payable to Equestrian Bahamas.
Equestrian Bahamas values your membership and your participation. Your contribution helps to provide us with the resources we need as we continue to promote and develop equestrian sport in The Bahamas. Thank you again for your support!
President, Equestrian Bahamas
Bahamas Interschool Equestrian League Competition
A big thank you to all who participated in the first ever Bahamas Interschool Equestrian League Competition! The day was tremendous fun for all, and hopefully a learning experience for all our riders. Thank you also to Judge Dayle Eldredge, who took the time to speak with all riders in a mini-feedback session at the end of the show.
Congratulations to the Lyford Cay International School team, and their coach Erika Adderley-Coello on their winning effort!
The final results were as follows:
- 1st place – Lyford Cay International School – 36 points
- 2nd place – Queen’s College – 31 points
- 3rd place – St. Andrew’s School – 27 points
- 4th place – Lucaya International School – 25 points
- 5th place – Tambearly/Home-Schooled – 17 points
- 6th place – St. Augustine’s College – 15 points
- 7th place – Windsor Preparatory School – 9 points
Congratulations to Gabi and Mila on their successful showing in Wellington!
EB Rider Certification
Are you ready?
• Explore the website
• Read the on-line study guide
• Find out testing dates
• Ask your trainer for more details
BIEL proceeds under new format
Due to Hurricane Matthew and government funding re-allocations, the Bahamas Interschool Equestrian League competitions have been re-formatted this year to comprise a single event, the Inter-school Championship Show. The Inter-school Championship Show will feature riders and teams from all competing schools in Nassau and Grand Bahama, and will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Camperdown Equestrian Centre.
Some recent galleries
Rotary Clubs of Nassau Show
CEC Feb 2017
2017 – 2018 EB Rated Horse Show Dates
• Mariposa Stables: Sept 30 – Oct 1 (Hunter/Equitation)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre : Nov 11 – 12 (Equitation/Jumper)
• Mariposa Stables: Dec 2 – 3 (Jumper/Medals)
• Mariposa Stables: Jan 27 – 28 (Equitation/Jumper)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre (1 day show): Feb 10 (Jumper/Medals)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre: Mar 10 -11 (Hunter/Equitation)
• Camperdown Equestrian Centre: April 14-15 (Equitation/Jumper)
2016 – 2017 Bahamas Interschool Equestrian League Show Dates
• Camperdown Inter-school Championship Event: Apr 29th