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Walker wins in three

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Walker wins in three

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The Barbados Equestrian Association recently created history when they staged all three of the FEI World Jumping Challenge (FEI WJC) categories in one weekend at the Whitehall Equestrian Centre, St Peter.
Heather Walker, riding three different mounts, was the only competitor to compete in all three categories and she made her coaches Di Clarke and Sara Jones proud, when she emerged champion in both categories A and C and was also the reserve champion in category B.  
In the highest of the categories, category A, Walker on her usual mount Super Trooper had only one rail down over the four rounds to end the competition with four faults with a time of 108.74 seconds. Should she remain the leader in the FEI Zone 10, she will be going forward to compete in the world final of the FEI WJC competition in 2015.
Trinidad, Cayman and Jamaica are yet to stage their category A competitions for 2014.
Erin Stephany on Stella Blue ended the category A competition on 13 faults after three rails and one time fault.  
BEA President, Monique Archer, competing on Pin Up de Courcey, emerged champion in category B with a final tally of eight faults and a cumulative time of 124.29 seconds, whilst Walker on Pantera was reserve champion with 20 faults.
Walker, 18, who was the Zone 10 category C champion in 2011 on Super Trooper, then returned to the arena for her 12th jumping round of the weekend, to complete her 2014 FEI WJC campaign with the fourth and final round of category C competition on the Big C Stables bred, owned and trained Chestnut gelding, Olè.
The pair made a clean sweep of this competition recording 4 clear rounds in a time of 58.04 seconds. (PR/MK)