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Junior Riders To Test Their Skills At Annual Horse Show In Camperdown

HORSE enthusiasts of all ages will be treated to a festive atmosphere and fierce competition at the Camperdown Equestrian Centre Annual Horse Show in New Providence.

The two-day show is all set for 9am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday at the CEC grounds at the junction of Wild Tamarind and Camperdown Drives in Nassau East. It marks the second leg of the equestrian horse show season and dozens of junior riders will meet to test their skills in varying classes of competition.

“Spectators can watch more than 40 young equestrians test their skills and vie for ribbons, while they sit in the stands under the shady trees, enjoying the delicious food and drinks from the concession stand.

“The riders in the show will range in age and ability, from tiny 5-year old “Leadliners” (who sit on horseback but are ‘led’ by a person walking on the ground), to the more experienced junior athletes who jump challenging courses of at least eight three-foot high fences. Riders and trainers from several different ‘barns’ will be represented, including Mariposa Stables and Lucky Star Riding Club, as well as the host Camperdown Equestrian Centre,” according to a press release.

Mrs Mitzi Thompson, president of Camperdown Equestrian Centre, is looking forward to another successful show. “Excitement is mounting at our barn and we are delighted to have Connecticut judge Jane Dow-Burt as our judge for this show,” she said.

“At Camperdown our goal is to bring the joy of horses and the pleasure of riding within reach of as many people as possible. Our lesson programme emphasises the basic horsemanship skills in a fun and safe environment.”

Divisions in this year’s show also include the prestigious Marshall & Sterling 2’6” Child / Adult Medal (for riders of all ages - 8 x 2’6” fences) and the Bahamas Junior Classic Medal 3’ (riders 17 years and under - 8 x 3’ fences).

For more information, contact CEC by email to camperdownrc@gmail.com or call 324-2065.

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