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Welcome to the 2022-2023 competition season! Whether you are a lifelong enthusiast or just beginning to discover the joy and fulfilment of riding, now is the time to join or renew your membership in Equestrian Bahamas – the recognized National Federation for equestrian sport in The Bahamas.
Membership in EB opens vistas of opportunity for exposure and education at every level. Through engagement with our partner organizations worldwide, the Federation affords athletes, coaches, officials and supporting members access to a wide range of competitive and educational opportunities for learning and growth as an equestrian. Your membership also helps to further EB’s mission of making equestrian sport accessible to a broader spectrum of Bahamian youth.
EB has many exciting events, competitions and clinics planned for this season. As the newest member of the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA), we look forward to joining our fellow Caribbean nations in regional equestrian competitions, while continuing our partnership with other organizations such as the Princeton Equestrian League and the Marshall & Sterling League. School aged riders may continue to participate in our Bahamas Interscholastic Equestrian League show series: fun, team-based competitions which provide practical experience in the intercollegiate competition format. Be sure to speak with your trainer to learn more about how to sign up for, and participate in, the fantastic opportunities available!
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not actively participate in the US-based IEA competitions this year. (Please contact Zone 4 Region 13 President Erika Adderley or Vice-President Kimberly Johnson if you have further questions.)
To learn more about EB and our calendar of events for 2022-2023, please explore our website. Please remember to review the EB Code of Ethics, available under the Resources tab of our Horse Shows page . Updated Rule Books and Class Specifications and a full competition calendar are available.
Membership payments may be made through your trainer (cheques should be made payable to Equestrian Bahamas), or by direct deposit. Your trainer will be able to provide banking details. If paying online, please note the name of the EB member on whose behalf the payment is being made. Please direct any questions regarding membership payments to Mrs. Sabrina Wong at [email protected]
Please note that the competition scheduled for October 1-2, 2022, at Mariposa Stables, has been
cancelled due to uncertain weather conditions. Our first event therefore will be the CEA Educative Event from October 20-23, at Camperdown Equestrian Centre. This initiative will include Officials’ training, the inaugural CEA Mini Jumping Challenge, and an Equitation “Judge on the mic” competition and clinic. Stay tuned for more information!
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a fantastic year in equestrian sport!
CEA and EB certify first Jumping Officials ever; hold Inaugural CEA Mini Jumping Challenge
What a weekend! Thank you to all who participated in the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) Educational Tour and to all the competitors in the inaugural Bahamas leg of the CEA Mini Jumping Challenge. Congratulations especially to Erika Adderley, D’Yanndria Saunders-Curry, Kimberly Johnson, Dr. Amanda Pinder, Cathy Ramsingh-Pierre and Carrie Saidi on achieving certification as CEA Jumping Officials. A HUGE THANK YOU to our clinicians, Heidi Mello, President of the Caribbean Equestrian Association, and Colleen Hoffman, FEI Level 3 Jumping Judge, of Spruce Meadows, Canada.
Congratulations also to those fifteen riders who made history by riding in the inaugural Bahamas leg of the CEA Mini Jumping Challenge. Results were tallied for individuals in each class, and for The Bahamas as a team, and will then be ranked against riders from other CEA member islands. The MJC is run in each CEA member country over the course of the calendar year, after which overall results from the region are tallied and awards distributed.
CEA President Mello had strong words of encouragement for all involved, saying, “As President of the Caribbean Equestrian Association, I have seen many firsts for Equestrian Bahamas. This is their first year as members of the CEA…their first time competing in the CEA Mini Jumping Challenge…and [their] first officials to be regionally credentialed. Equestrian Bahamas has a great future in both international and national equestrian sport. I wish them every success to obtain their reachable goals.”
Big thank you to Camperdown Equestrian Centre for hosting the event, and to the Bahamas Olympic Committee, Blanco Bleach and Fox Hill Nursery for their support in making the event such a success!
Congratulations to Hannah D’Aguilar and Isabella Coello, 2022 Marshall & Sterling League Finalists!
Our riders made a splash last weekend at the 2022 Marshall & Sterling Finals in Saugerties, New York. Congratulations to Isabella Coello, Hannah D’Aguilar and Ella Saidi for qualifying to ride in the Finals, against a tough field of 74. We are super proud to have TWO riders finish in the top 12 for the first time ever! Special congratulations go out to Hannah D’ Aguilar and Isabella Coello for amazing first round scores of 80+ and finishing in the ribbons! Hannah rode Last Call (owned by Penny Schell and Valley Crest Stables LLC) to 5th place overall, while Isabella Coello rode Greystone Stables’ Schokolade Sea to round out the top Finalists with a 12th place finish. Of course we also congratulate their trainers Kimberly Johnson of Camperdown Equestrian Centre, and Erika Adderley of Mariposa Stables! Special mention also to Ella Saidi who rode Megan Gore’s Normandy for an overall 30th place finish. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Kacy Lyn Smith and Chicago M on Representing The Bahamas at the FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships
Kacy qualifies for FEI North American Jumping Championships
Kacy Lyn Smith and her horse Chicago M rode a double clear round at Loudon, Virginia, this weekend – and in doing so made history as the first Bahamian junior rider to qualify for the FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships, to be held at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City, Michigan, in August 2022.
2021-2022 Ends on a High Note!!!!
Thanks to all who attended the 2021-2022 End of Year Awards Ceremony at Balmoral Club this past weekend to celebrate our fantastic athletes and coaches! Congratulations to the organizing committee for their efforts in achieving such a successful event!
2021-2022 season ends on a high note at the CEC show!
Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on the last show of the season but our riders wouldn’t be stopped, with super performances from all! Way to end the 2021-2022 season!
Equestrian Bahamas joins Caribbean Equestrian Association
Bahamas Equestrian officials had much to celebrate at the recent Pan-American Equestrian Confederation 20th anniversary Gala Event held in Wellington, Florida. The Pan-American Equestrian Confederation (PAEC), a member of the Pan-American Sports Organization (PASO), is comprised of the National Federations of the Americas and the Caribbean and was founded in 2001 to promote sustainable equestrian sport in the Americas. EB officials joined representatives from the FEI and fellow delegates from PAEC member nations to commemorate the organization’s anniversary.
Saidi finishes in the ribbons at IEA National Finals
Ella Saidi turned in a polished performance to finish 5th at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where over 800 leading middle and high school equestrian athletes from across the United States converged this past weekend to compete for top honours in Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage classes, championship titles and collegiate scholarships.
Equestrian Bahamas Attends First Concussion Symposium
On March 17, 2022, Mariposa Stables Junior Trainers Amber Lleida and Elle O’Brien represented Equestrian Bahamas at The Bahamas’ first Concussion Symposium, hosted by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with the Caribbean Neurosurgery Foundation.
Three cheers for Region 13 riders at IEA Zone 4 Finals!
Congratulations to Hannah Ritchie, Katarina Coello and Emma Johnston on being in the ribbons!
Super congratulations to Ella Saidi who qualified for the IEA National Finals in Harrisburg, PA!
Congratulations to riders from the CEC Blue Marlins Varsity Team, the Mariposa Gold Drops Team, all Individual riders and super coaches Erika Adderley and Kim Johnson who represented Region 13 at the IEA Zone 4 Hunt Seat Finals this past weekend at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre in North Carolina.
Wong Ranks 6th Overall in High Point Rider Standings
University of Tampa Equestrian Peyton Wong ended her competition season ranked 6th overall in the 2022 High Point Rider standings for Zone V Region 5 of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA). This ranking is based on the points accumulated by all riders in every division in every show over the course of the IHSA season.
REGION 13 HEADS TO TRYON!!!!
Congratulations to the CEC Blue Marlins Varsity Team, the Mariposa Gold Drops Futures Team, and all individual qualifiers who will represent Region 13 in Tryon, North Carolina at the IEA Zone 4 Finals!
All smiles and fun at CEC March Show
EB featured on The Locker Room
Watch The Locker Room: Season 3 – Episode 5 where Equestrian Bahamas is featured!
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