Team T&T came third in the final CEA Junior Jumping competition held at the Caymanas Polo Grounds & Equestrian Centre on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November, 2014. The Barbadian team just edged out Team T&T for second but there was no catching the home team which was the only team without eliminations.
Adelle Stollmeyer came 2rd in the 16 & under level, with 12 jumping faults, just behind Jamaican Sara Misir, who had 8 faults.
The 16 & under riders started the competition with Adelle riding Alex’s Pegasus, a big horse with a good jump but a little careless if the jumps are under 1.0m. The pair had one knockdown. In the 14 & under’s first round, Jordanne drew a big warmblood called Hannah who is known to refuse. On the first jump Hannah refused, but Jordanne got her around to the jump again which she jumped the second time but with a knockdown. They jumped the rest of the round clear but the end result was 10 faults at the first jump.
Jordanne’s second round was on Calamity Jane and it was a very pretty clear round on a pony more the size that Jordanne is accustomed to.
Adelle’s second round was on Trelawny, which was a nice round, again with one knockdown. Trelawny is also known to be very spooky and can stop.
The Cayman Islands had an elimination as had Barbados, Erin falling after the finish line but the judge stating that she had to remount before leaving the arena.
On Day 2, Adelle had Appeal to ride and a very good clear round was the result.
Jordanne also had a clear on Jack the Prince so Team T&T was in a good position.
Unfortunately, Jordanne’s last round was on Tsunami, a dun pony who is known to run out to the left. Well, the pony decided to run out to the right at the first jump, jumping well at the second effort. The round continued well until after the 4 stride bending line, after which Jordanne had a fall and was eliminated.
Adelle’s last round was on Ali Baba. She again put in a solid performance for another 4 fault round.
The Jamaican hospitality was excellent as usual. The riders all stayed in one home and had a great time as did the coaches.