The T&T Equestrian Association hosted its first dressage clinic for 2017 in late May with the esteemed dressage rider and coach Ms. Camilla Fritze of Wellington, Florida. Ms. Fritze had a jam- packed 3.5 days scheduled from the moment she landed in Trinidad until her departure as all our TTEA riders desired the amazing Camilla Fritze experience. This enthusiasm from all of our riders resulted in a “whopping” successful clinic.
Ms. Fritze’s philosophy of “I have no age or level restriction, everyone deserves to learn” was very refreshing and welcomed. Our more experienced riders as well as some of our young riders under age 12 were able to benefit from the expertise of Ms. Fritze. The most spectacular moments were the immediate transformations of both horse and rider with the hands on guidance from Ms. Frtize. The eighteen riders and horses who participated in this educational riding experience were from the following Stables: Goodwin Heights, Jericho, Sandy Hill, San Antonio and Saddle Valley.
Among Ms. Fritze many accomplishments, the most recent was her promotion in February 2017 to USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level.
The Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) Dressage Challenge was held last Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Saddle Valley and San Antonio stables in Santa Cruz.
The CEA is a competition held every year in the Caribbean where Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago compete in their home country and the selected judge moves from island to island to conduct the judging. This eliminates the challenges of having to move the competing horses and riders overseas.
This year, the chosen judge was Mrs Sarah Geikie (USA) who offered solid advice to all of the riders following the competition. She commended Trinidad’s junior competitors, and is pleased to see the future of equestrian sport in its development.
Prior to arriving in Trinidad Mrs. Geikie visited the Cayman Islands and Bermuda and then moved on to Barbados upon her departure. The country standings will be revealed once all the island visits are completed by Ms. Geikie.
Congratulations to the members of our Trinidad & Tobago Adult and Children’s team.
2017 CEA Adult Team:
T&T 2017 CEA Dressage Challenge Team
*AMY COSTELLOE with QUIET BID
*NATALIE RAPIER with SINNERMAN
*ANJA TAYLOR with OUT OF THE BLUE
2017 CEA Childrens Team:
*JESSICA MORTON with UNBRIDLED DREAM
*KATIE DARLOW with THE SULTAN
*ISABELLA POWELL with MIRAMIS
The rules for the year 2017 jumping and dressage league can be found on the home page, under the DRESSAGE and SHOW JUMPING tabs respectively.
Below are the links to these rules for your convenience.
TTEA Dressage League Rules 2017
TTEA Jumping League Rules 2017