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Lanser, Thompson selected for CEA event

Mariel Lanser and Amber Thompson will represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Barbados and Cayman Islands legs of the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) Junior Jumping Competition later this year.

The two riders were successful at the T&T Equestrian Association's (TTEA) trials, held from January 19-20 at Saddle Valley Stables, formerly Hidden Valley Stables, in Santa Cruz.

Lanser got the better of Adelle Stollmeyer in the 16 and Under category, accruing just eight faults in her two days of riding.

And in the 14 and Under category, Thompson outrode Hadley Rahael on the pair of Georgio Armani and Zeus, finishing with two clear rounds and a total of 16 faults. Rahael scored 29 faults, including an elimination, and will be the reserve rider behind Thompson.

Lanser and Thompson combined for second spot in the Cayman Islands leg of the CEA tournament, last year, a mere two points behind the hosts. They have their strengths in Dressage as well, having been part of the Children's Team for the Mini Dressage Challenge in 2012.

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