Friday, April 19, 2024

Manning shines in the saddle


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YOUNG Mackenzie Manning starred when the Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) held its first Super League No. 4 summer show at the Congo Road Equestrian Centre in St Philip recently.
In the introductory level Test B children, Manning, riding India, was first with an impressive score of 65.5 per cent.
She later came back to take second position on Golden Opportunity with a score of 61 per cent.
Riding Lucky Clover, Manning finished third with 59 per cent.
In the preliminary children’s class she rounded off a successful day with a score of 57.586 per cent to finish second to the more experienced Heather Walker (63.276 per cent).
Finishing third was Kibila Roachford-Gittens, riding Zion, with 52.931 per cent.
In the advanced class, the lone rider, Janine Haloute on her mount Laycos, scored 58.649 per cent.
She returned in the medium class, again riding Laycos, to earn a score of 60.875 per cent. Haloute ended a relatively successful day third in the preliminary adults class on Amstel with a score of 64.31 per cent.
First in this class was Roberta Foster, riding Rumba, with a whopping 73.793 per cent and second was Michelle Thompson on Moses with 65.862 per cent.
Among the introductory level Test B adults, Tammy Pinto, riding Valentino, was first with 63.75 per cent and Laura Smith, riding Rasmus, was second with 61.750 per cent.
Gina Hunte, aboard King’s Crown, won the Prix St George test with a score of 63.158 per cent and was also second, riding Man in Black, with 62.5 per cent.
Noticeably absent from the competition was Akoele Roachford. She is expected back in competition in the Jumping Super League No. 2 at Big C Stables, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, on Friday starting at 5 p.m. (CH)

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