Congratulations to all riders who participated in the Bahamas Interscholastic Equestrian League Spring Term Show, especially Trainer Kim Johnson and the members of the winning CEC Blue Marlins Team! The horse show year is over! It’s time to:

-THANK your parents
-THANK your trainer
-CLEAN your tack
-HUG your horse!!!!

See you all at the End of Year Awards at Balmoral House on May 27th!!!

View Gallery

Kacy Lyn Smith is Leading Junior Jumper at Lexington Spring Premiere

Bahamian rider Kacy Lyn Smith had a stellar showing at the Lexington Spring Premiere last weekend, riding her two horses Chicago M. and Costbar 2 to multiple high placings and being named as the Overall Leading Junior Jumper of the competition.

The Lexington Spring Premiere heralds the opening of the Virginia Horse Center’s annual Festival of Champions in Lexington, VA, and the beginning of the equestrian show season in the mid-Atlantic area.

Riding Chicago M., Kacy Lyn won the Medium/High Junior Amateur Jumper class on the first day of competition, and after multiple high placings over the remainder of the weekend the pair finished as Reserve Champions in the 1.30m Medium/High Junior Jumper Division. Kacy Lyn also had successful rounds with her young horse Costbar 2 in the 1.20m Low Juniors Division, including riding a double clear round for 4th place one class and placing 6th in the Speed Class. Overall, her performances with both horses earned her the title of Leading Junior Jumper at the competition.

Last year Kacy Lyn and Chicago M. made history as the first duo to represent The Bahamas at the FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships in Traverse City, Michigan. This year the pair have qualified to represent The Bahamas in Individual Jumping once again, this time at a higher level, moving up from the Pre-Juniors to the Junior Division.

Showjumpers haul in the ribbons at Ocala Spring Classic

A trio of Bahamian equestrians showed off their showjumping skills at the Ocala Spring Classic 3
competition, held at the Florida Horse Park. Ella Saidi, Katerina Coello and Amber Lleida made their
presence felt from the first day of the competition, jumping clear rounds in fast times to win blue
ribbons in their respective divisions.

Success continued over the course of the weekend, with multiple placings. Highlights included Saidi’s
4 th place finish in the 0.85m Jumper Classic (aboard Mister Right C, owned by JF Gagne) and
Coello’s sweep of the 0.95m division and her subsequent move up to the 1.0m Child/Adult Jumpers,
where she and Manhattan (owned by Hazelbrook Farm) placed 5 th and 7 th . Meanwhile, Lleida and DSP
Collind (owned by Peacock Ridge LLC) won multiple placings

View Gallery

Showjumpers haul in the ribbons at Ocala Spring Classic

Congratulations to all Princeton Equestrian League Finalists

Riders who finished in the top 8 in their division in the 2022 Princeton Equestrian League Competitions were presented with their ribbons, certificates and prizes yesterday at the close of the BIEL show. The Princeton Equestrian League is contested by hundreds of riders over dozens of shows all over North America. Equestrian Bahamas members who are also PEL members are eligible to win awards in their respective divisions. Congratulations to:

Leapfrog Jumpers
Sienna Jones (not shown) – Champion 
Connor Watkins  and Arielle Arthur – Tied Reserve Champion 
Anouk Formige – 3rd place 
Hannah Ritchie – 4th place 

Pre-Child/Adult Jumpers
Hannah D’Aguilar/Ella Saidi – Tied 6th place

Mini Stirrup Equitation
Marlo Pinder – 8th place

Modified Rider (2’3″)
Alexis Osazuwa – Reserve Champion
Connor Watkins – 4th place

Mariposa Gold Drops Win a Tight BIEL Competition

Just 6 points separated the top 3 teams in Sunday’s BIEL show, held at Camperdown Equestrian Centre! The final results were:
1st place – Mariposa Gold Drops – 45 points
2nd place – Mariposa Monarchs – 40 points
3rd place – CEC Blue Marlins – 39 points
4th place – CEC Sand Dollars – 25 points
Congratulations to all who participated and thank you to all our fabulous volunteers who helped to make the show a success!