Smith is leading junior jumper at Lexington Spring Premiere
Bahamian rider Kacy Lyn Smith had a stellar showing at the Lexington Spring Premiere in Lexington, Virginia, last weekend, riding her two horses, Chicago M. and Costbar 2, to multiple high placings. She was also named as the Overall Leading Junior Jumper of the competition.
The Lexington Spring Premiere heralds the opening of the Virginia Horse Center’s annual Festival of Champions in Lexington, and the beginning of the equestrian show season in the mid-Atlantic area.
Riding Chicago M., Smith won the Medium/High Junior Amateur Jumper Class on the first day of competition, and after multiple high placings over the remainder of the weekend, the pair finished as reserve champions in the 1.30m Medium/High Junior Jumper Division. Smith also had successful rounds with her young horse Costbar 2 in the 1.20m Low Juniors Division, including riding a double clear round for fourth place one class and placing sixth in the Speed Class. Overall, her performances with both horses earned her the title of Leading Junior Jumper at the competition.
Last year, Smith and Chicago M. made history as the first duo to represent The Bahamas at the FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports) North American Youth Jumping Championships in Traverse City, Michigan. This year, the pair has qualified to represent The Bahamas in individual jumping once again, this time at a higher level, moving up from the Pre-Juniors to the Junior Division.