Because of Mary's contacts throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere, Equestrian Center junior riders at the more advanced levels often have the opportunity to compete overseas while representing the Cayman Islands. These are typically borrowed horse competitions where the emphasis is on making new friends rather than the ultimate results. This past year Mary has taken riders to Jamaica and Barbados.
For the past two years, the Equestrian Center has also hosted its own show jumping invitational, where each visiting rider is paired with a local junior rider with whom they share the same horse or pony for a weekend. These are great events, which require a lot of volunteer time, but always create lasting memories and enduring friendship. The first invitational included riders from most of the CEA countries, while the second one included riders from Jamaica and the USA.