A Far Cry from Island Life

For show veterans competing on the Ontario “A” circuit, the familiar sights and sounds of the Caledon Equestrian Park become a part of everyday life during show season. The sheer size and chaos of the six-ring circus fade into the background and become as commonplace and routine as the evening commute. But the hustle and bustle is truly exciting for newcomers who have never had the opportunity to experience that type of horse show. For 15-year-old Bermudian equestrians Riley Correia and Keira Whited, leaving the island and competing in Canada last summer was the chance of a lifetime. “They do have a really good program for hunters and jumpers in Bermuda, but there are not the various levels of competition, multitude of show grounds, or number of horses, riders, and trainers that exist in Ontario,” said Correia. “At home, we have one ring, one warm-up ring, and the same riders…

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