January 30, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.

Melody’s riding is music to judges’ ears


By Michelle Kemp- | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment

Melody Moran was the overall champion of the FEI World Jumping Challenge 2005 Bermuda competition, Category ‘B’, held at the Bermuda Equestrian Centre last weekend.

Riding eight year old Hanoverian warm blood, Wanderpreis, aka Prince, Melody completed the four rounds with 0 faults and in a total time of 115.73.

Moran was in the lead after Day One and she never looked back.

Each course consisted of between ten and twelve jumps with a maximum height of 1m05.

The competition which has two categories, consists of two days of competition with two rounds on each day, over different courses designed by an FEI designated course designer.

This year’s course designer is Julio Orma Carrasco from Argentina. The horse and rider combination with the least amount of faults in the fastest total time is the winner.

The Category ‘A’ competition will be held this weekend at the same venue, starting at noon on Saturday the and at 9am on Sunday.

It was a tight race after the first day, with Christy Holder on her mount L.A.Baltic Star, just behind Melody and Prince, with 2 clear rounds also, but with a time difference of just under 6 seconds. A slim margin when there are two more rounds to jump. The other competitors consisted of Heather Littlejohn aboard Inwood's Touch the Sky, Ki Minors on Inwood's Lightly Frosted, Alison Dyer-Fagundo on her mare Isabella, Heather McKirdy on China Doll, Christina Dove and Skipping Stone, Mr Sandman and Frances Weddup, Jana Outerbridge on Masterpiece, and Jaime Masters on Madonna.

The second day brought another two exciting rounds of jumping, bringing the ending results to 1st Melody Moran, 0 faults, time 115.73; 2nd Christy Holder, 4 faults, time 121.26; 3rd Heather Littlejohn, 14 faults, time 128.48; 4th Ki Minors, 16 faults, time 116.85; 5th Alison Dyer-Fagundo, 16 faults, time 142.87; and 6th Heather McKirdy, 17 faults, time 133.83.

Bermuda is competing in Group X in both Categories. The Category B Team Score was faults 18 and time 365.47.[[In-content Ad]]

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