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Akoele best show jumper

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Akoele best show jumper

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Competitors and family turned out in large numbers to collect their prizes and to enjoy a social evening when the Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) held their 2010 awards ceremony recently at the Southern Palms Hotel in Dover, Christ Church.
Also present at the awards presentation were FEI  judges Janine Rohr-Circuel and Ricardo Rojas Cruz who presented some of the prizes.
Glyne Clarke of  the Barbados Olympic Association presented the  prizes to the winners of the various categories.
In the inaugural Super League dressage competition Akoele Roachford took the advanced class riding Galantino as well as the Prix St George riding Haribo.  
Alex Hole on Moses emerged champion in the preliminary adult class. In the preliminary children category, the ever improving Heather Walker was the winner on Montana.  
In the introductory Test  ‘B’, Laura Smith was the winner riding Stella Blue. In Introductory Test ‘B’ for children, it was all Mackenzie Manning aboard Golden Opportunity and in the elementary class Tristan Cass took care of business on Bayswater.
For show jumping, Heather Walker also rode off with the top honours in the Super League One 85-95 metre event on the back of Jeblars Hero and was reserve champion on Super Trooper.
Super League Two 2-1.10 metre  was won by  Sara Jones on Emmanuel with 24 points.
Reserve champion was Annemiek Mackie, riding Pantera, while Monique Archer took the  top honours in the third and final Super League Three 1.15-1.25 metre on Irco Jeppi with 14 points.
Janine Haloute aboard Laycos was reserve champ.                         
 Erin Stephany rounded off the season with the BEA’s Challenge Trophy for children in the .70 – .80 metres class on Sun Set and Paige Tryhane was reserve on Whirl Wind.
Adult champion for .70 -.80 was Gillian Sampson on Sky At Dusk and reserve was Nikki O’neal on Benji.
Several other prizes were awarded to competitors for various achievements. (CH)