Who We Are
The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation is a non-profit volunteer organization that governs all equestrian-related sports in the Cayman Islands. Founded in 1997, the CIEF produces a series of equestrian competitions, arranges training opportunities with professionals from oversesas, supports Cayman’s participation in international equestrian sporting events and works with the governement to prevent the abuse of horses on the island. Through both corporate and volunteer support, the CIEF has been able to grow participation in and the competitive level of equestrian sports in the Cayman Islands. The Federation aims to educate, organize and support those interested in equestrian activities as well as to encourage fun and good sportsmanship not just among horse owners but the community as a whole.
The CIEF is an active member of the Federation Equestrian International (FEI – Group IV) and the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) and agrees to abide by the FEI code of ethics and Olympic Charter. In addition the CIEF is an active member of the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA).
What We Do
Introducing others to the Joy of Horses
We continually offer fun shows, gymkhanas, clinics, show jumping and dressage competitions to our members. We work with the Cayman Islands Government, The Equestrian Center, Cayman Riding School and Cowboy Town stables to promote the joy of working with horses and ponies in the Cayman Islands.
Animal Protection and Welfare
The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation works very closely with The Department of Agriculture and local veterinary professionals to ensure the well being and welfare of horses on the island. Our CIEF Welfare Officer works tirelessly with horse owners to educate and assist in difficult situations of horse neglect etc
Carrying the Cayman Flag at Home and Abroad in International Competition
Equestrians from the Cayman Islands have been represented at international events for over ten years. Annual events in which the Cayman Islands participates include the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Junior Show Jumping Competition that is held in Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, the Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational (CADI), held in Concord, MA, the FEI World Dressage Challenge (Zone 10), The FEI Group IV Caribbean Challenge held during Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, as well as the CEA Regional Jumping Challenge.
Show jumper, Polly Serpell, represented the Cayman Islands at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, and dressage rider, Jessica McTaggart, rode for the Cayman Islands at the Pan Amercan Games in 2011 and the Central American Caribbean Games (CAC) in 2010.