Spectators at the Mariposa Holiday Horse Show last Saturday got a special treat when Linda Mancini stepped down from the judge’s booth to present awards to riders who placed as finalists in the 2019 Princeton Equestrian League (PEL).
On Saturday the finalists were awarded certificates and rosettes as well as prizes bearing the Princeton Equestrian League logo.
The Princeton Equestrian League is dedicated to providing high quality competitions for Hunter, Jumper and Equitation riders. The league provides an opportunity for members to compete throughout the year and qualify for the prestigious Princeton Equestrian League National Finals at Princeton Show Jumping in Skillman, New Jersey.
“Equestrian Bahamas is proud to partner with the Princeton Equestrian League,” said Equestrian Bahamas Federation President Cathy Ramsingh-Pierre. “Our members who joined the PEL had the opportunity to rank their performance at our shows head-to-head with riders in shows from all over the United States. Their success is proof of the quality of riding here in the country.”
The finalists were as follows: Sara Gottberg – Champion (Children’s Equitation 3’); Sienna Tinker – third place (Cross Rails Equitation); Riley Harper and Camperdown Equestrian Centre’s Trade Secret – fourth place (Leapfrog Jumpers); Hannah D’Aguilar and Camperdown Equestrian Centre’s Trade Secret – fourth place (Itty Bitty Jumpers); Elle O’Brien/Lila Cafferata – fifth place tie (Children’s/Adult Medal 2’6”); Lila Cafferata and Erika Adderley’s Casino Royale – fifth place (Pre-Children’s Jumper); Emma Johnston – sixth place (Mini-Stirrup Equitation); Elle O’Brien and Erika Adderley’s Valhalla – seventh place (Pre-Children’s Jumper); and Sienna Tinker and Camperdown Equestrian Centre’s Kokopelli’s Dance – eighth place (Cross Rails Hunter).
The Princeton Equestrian League is an organization which tallies results in competitions across member organizations in North America and recognizes the top eight finalists in each division.