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Whoa! Equestrian Bahamas Celebrates A Successful Season

JOB WELL DONE: Nominees for the Sportsmanship Award.

JOB WELL DONE: Nominees for the Sportsmanship Award.

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SIENA HOLOWESKO won the Lady Marie Dupuch Trophy.

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CARISA BROGDON - D’Aguilar Equitation High Point Rider.

2016-2017 AWARDEES

Cross Rails Equitation Division: Champion: Anton Gottberg. Reserve: Ellianne Higgs

Short Stirrup Equitation Division: Champion: Alexis Neymour. Reserve: Alexandria Patton

Novice Equitation Division: Champion: Kathryn Goulandris. Reserve: Jade Morris

Children’s Equitation Division: Champion: Cairo Morrison. Reserve: Taylor Haines

12-14 Equitation Division: Champion: Carisa Brogdon. Reserve: Maya Tilberg

Cross Rails Hunter Division: Champion: Kokopelli’s Dance (owned by CEC) Reserve: Blue Ice (owned by Isabella Coello)

Short Stirrup Hunter Division: Champion: Trade Secret (owned by CEC). Reserve: Starbucks (owned by Erika Adderley)

Novice Hunter Division: Champion: TGIF. Reserve: Cinnamon Twist (owned by Erika Adderley)

Child/Adult Amateur Hunter Division: Champion: Casino Royale (owned by Erika Adderley). Reserve: TGIF

Low Working Hunter Division: Champion: Dehlia (owned by Sara Tilberg). Reserve: Gandolfe (owned by Erika Adderley)

Puddle Jumper 1 Division: Champion: Kokopelli’s Dance (owned by CEC). Reserve: Blue Ice (owned by Isabella Coello)

Puddle Jumper 2 Division: Champion: Kokopelli’s Dance (owned by CEC). Reserve: Starbucks (owned by Erika Adderley)

Pre-Novice Jumper Division: Champion: TGIF. Reserve: Lucky Star (owned by Linda Clewes)

Novice Jumper Division. Champion: Valhalla (owned by Erika Adderley). Reserve: Casino Royale (owned by Erika Adderley)

Hopeful Jumper Division: Champion: Dehlia (owned by Sara Tilberg). Reserve: Sterling Silver (owned by Kimberly Johnson)

Junior High Point Rider:

Carisa Brogdon

Hunter Pony of the Year:

Blue Ice

Hunter Horse of the Year:

Casino Royale

Jumper Pony of the Year:

Valentine

Jumper Horse of the Year:

Kokopelli’s Dance

Dr Francis Adderley Perpetual Trophy winner: Kokopelli’s Dance

Lady Marie Dupuch Perpetual Trophy winner: Siena Holowesko

D’Aguilar Equitation High Point Rider Perpetual Trophy winner: Carisa Brogdon

Bahamas Junior Sportsmanship Award (Pyfrom Floating Trophy): Lilly Izmirlian

EQUESTRIAN Bahamas celebrated a successful 2016-17 season at Mariposa Stables and Riding Club on Saturday.

Equestrian athletes and coaches gathered with friends and family over the weekend to mark the accomplishments of the season during the fourth annual end-of-year awards ceremony.

Cathy Ramsingh-Pierre, president of the Equestrian federation, praised the athletes for a successful and ground-breaking competition year. “We started off in September with a bang, with riders competing in the Marshall and Sterling League Finals in Saugerties, New York, under coach Erika Adderley-Coello, and Ella Holowesko winning the M&S Children’s Medal,” she said. “We ended the season with our first-ever inter-school competition, which the riders found challenging and fun.”

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KOKOPELLI'S DANCE - winner of the Dr Francis Adderley Trophy.

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LILLY IZMIRLIAN - winner of the Junior Sportsmanship Award.

Riders and horse owners proudly stepped up to receive the beautiful aqua, black and gold prize rosettes awarded to the highest-scoring riders and horses in each category of competition, calculated according to points earned over the six horse shows in the 2016-2017 season.

Spectacular floating trophies were given for special awards. Kokopelli’s Dance, of Camperdown Equestrian Centre, won the Dr Francis Adderley Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the horse or pony with the highest overall points accumulated in jumper divisions.

Siena Holowesko won the Lady Marie Dupuch Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Bahamas Junior Classic, and Carisa Brogdon received the D’Aguilar Equitation High Point Rider Trophy, awarded to the rider amassing the most points in a single equitation division.

The final award of the evening was the Equestrian Bahamas Junior Sportsmanship Award.

Eight riders, nominated by their peers and their coaches for demonstrating sportsmanship, were presented with certificates and Lilly Izmirlian was announced as the winner.

The ceremony marks the end of Equestrian Bahamas’ 2016-2017 show season. Competitions will resume in the fall.

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