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Congratulations to all riders, exhibitors, trainers, and owners for their successes at the Annual Rotary Horse Show held at CEC in March! Next up is the Annual Kiwanis Horse Show, to be held at CEC on April 18 & 19. The highlight of the show will be the Bahamas Junior Classic Final, which will be held on Sunday, April 19. USEF ‘R’ Judge Lori Arnold will preside.
Over at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL, Liz McConnell and the team from Sugar Apple Farms are having a very successful season! At Dressage Festival 12 (March 24-28) Megan McConnell took 1st place in Dressage Seat Equitation (74.502%) and qualified for Regional finals. Liz and Nancy Holowesko’s Roubaix gained two firsts riding First Level Test 3 (73.5% and 70%). As for our local favourite Steinway, Liz has been thrilled with his progress: Steinway achieved good scores at Prix St. Georges (65%) and Intermediare I (62%), and has now achieved the scores necessary to compete at International level!
Spring 2015 begins with exciting news: the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sport, has approved Part I of EB’s application for National Affiliate status!
This brings EB one step closer to achieving one of our most important goals. Attaining National Affiliate status with the FEI is required in order for The Bahamas to field teams in international competition.
EB has been invited by the FEI to submit Part II of the application. This process is now underway and will be completed in the weeks to come. Given approval, the final step toward National Affiliate status will be a field