Last weekend sixteen riders from eight countries came to Bear Spot Farm in Concord, MA for the Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational (CADI) to benefit the Bear Spot Foundation for Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Held every year, CADI gives riders age 12-14 the opportunity to represent their countries, develop their horsemanship and make new friendships. For the first two days of the event riders received training on their own or borrowed horses and then competed in a Children’s Preliminary Test and Freestyle on third and fourth days. Phoebe Serpell of the Cayman Islands finished on top for riders on borrowed horses and Hannah Irons of the United States won the overall championship for riders on their own horse.
Here are some pictures from the event: