This past weekend (May 13-15), three of our hunter riders had the amazing
opportunity to attend the first ever (and hopefully annual) Cayman Islands Jumper
Invitational! Caitlyn, Lindsey, and Annabel have all competed for our High Point Farm IEA Team over the past couple of years, and represented our team well.
Each rider from the visiting teams (our team and Jamaica) was paired with a Cayman rider, who helped get our team members familiarized with the horses they drew for the weekend.
Caitlyn drew Lebron, who belongs to the Serpells. Polly, one of their daughters, was
actually a working student for us last summer, so she and Caitlyn were already
friends. The first day of competition, the Cayman riders went first, followed by the
visiting teams. Caitlyn had a tough ride on the first day, but stuck with it. On the
second day of competition, Caitlyn had a clear round in both the first round and the
Lindsey was paired up with Charlie. Charlie showed a pony named Zeus, and
Lindsey showed Dreamy, a super cute gray pony that we had at our farm for a few
months. Lindsey had a time fault on the first day, but went clean the second day.
Annabel (our team) and Kayla (Cayman team) had a very tough draw, Durango. She
had a little bit more motor than Annabel was used to, which was very challenging
for her. The Cayman team chose to allow both Annabel and Kayla to change horses,
and they both did much better with their second draw.
On Saturday afternoon, everyone jumped onto a boat for a catamaran tour to
Stingray City! Polly put together a great video of people with the stingrays, which
you can see here.
Finally, our team of riders and coaches would like to say a great big THANK YOU to
our host homes (and families) for the weekend!!!
Check out our photo gallery!