The 3rd FEI Dressing Judging & Coaching Course

It was competition day and the final day of the third FEI ESEE Dressage Judging and Coaching course and the TTEA was delighted to welcome the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, The Honourable Minister Darryl Smith and his beautiful children.

This was the third ESEE Solidarity program for Dressage, the FEI ESEE – Equestrian Sports Educative Event (ESEE)held from Thursday 28th September to 1st October, 2017 at San Antonio Stables in Santa Cruz.

International FEI experts Mercedes Campderá from Mexico and Maria Ines Garcia from Colombia facilitated this four-day event. Sports Minister Darryl Smith welcomed and thanked the two facilitators for visiting Trinidad and discussion ensued regarding the future of equestrian sport in T&T.

Minister Smith got a tour of the hosting stable San Antonio Stables with TTEA President, Mr. Duglas Watsun and was quite impressed with what he saw.

Minister Smith was able to view a few of the competing trainee judges, trainee coaches and riders who put into practice what they learnt over the 4-day ESEE Dressage course. Under the guidance of Ms. Campderá, the trainee judges scored and assessed the performance of all the competing riders and this information was then shared with all participants.

The Dressage ESEE course participants were:
Trainee Dressage Judges:
Patrice Stollmeyer
Sara McCartney

Trainee Dressage Coaches:
Sandhya Moll
Natalie Rapier
Anja Taylor
Errol Grant
Amy Costelloe

Luisa Fernandes and Waheeda Muller also audited the course.

Competition & Demo Riders, horses and tests:
Patrice Stollmeyer on Claudio-FEI Senior 2
Sandhya Moll on I’m Not Rachel – USDF
Natalie Rapier on Viking Thunder – FEI Senior 1
Amy Costelloe on Monte Carlo-FEI Senior 1
Claire Hobday on Audi- USDF
Gia Borley on Sinnerman -USDF
Luisa Fernandes on Biscotti – FEI Senior 2

Demo Riders:
Jessica Morton on Starlight
Katie Darlow on The Sultan

Certificates of Participation were given to all trainee judges and coaches including Nicola Chatoor-Grainger, Rebecca Mazely and Margaret Auerbach who all participated in one or both of the two prior ESEE Dressage judging courses.

Special thanks to Sports Minister, Mr. Darryl Smith and the Ministry of Sports for its continued assistance and support. Thanks to the FEI, our parent body for its commitment to our discipline’s sustained development. Dr. Chancy Moll, Mr. Peter Moll and Ms. Sandhya Moll of San Antonio Stables for their wonderful hospitality.

FEI ESEE Dressage Course Attendees with FEI facilitators Mercedes Campdera and Maria Ines Garcia.

(l-r) – Sports Minister Mr. Darryl Smith, Coach and rider Sandhya Moll with horse I’m Not Rachel and TTEA President Mr. Duglas Watsun

(l-r) – TTEA President Mr. Duglas Watsun, Coach and rider Amy Costelloe with horse Claudio and Sports Minister Mr. Darryl Smith

(l-r) – Dr. Chancy Moll, owner of San Antonio Stables, FEI expert Mercedes Campdera from Mexico, TTEA President Mr. Duglas Watsun, Sports Minister Mr. Darryl Smith and FEI expert Maria Ines Garcia from Colombia.

(l-r) – TTEA President Mr. Duglas Watsun, Sports Minister Mr. Darryl Smith and Mr. Errol Grant – TTEA Showjumping delegate, Coach and 2017 National Award Honoree Humming Bird Medal (Silver)

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TTEA SHOWJUMPING LEAGUE 3 & TEA

We are back!  The Trinidad and Tobago Equestrian Association (TTEA) is hosting the third installment of its Showjumping League series for 2017!

Come on out with your family and friends for a lovely afternoon of tea and fantastic Showjumping! 

Tea tickets are available for sale with a vegetarian or non-vegetarian option for $50 for the most scrumptious and delightful goodies!

DATE:  Sunday, September 10th, 2017

VENUE: San Antonio Stables, Santa Cruz

TIME: 3pm – 6 pm 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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TTEA’s first dressage clinic with Ms Fritze

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.

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