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sara1April 11, 2014
Matthew Pragnell
Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Jamaica) Ltd.
27 Harbour Street
Kingston, Jamaica

Dear Mr. Pragnell,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the last two years. Your sponsorship was integral in allowing me to compete in the Caribbean Invitational, hosted at the Wellington Equestrian Federation. This International Ring top Olympians and Grand Prix Winners jump, and has been a great experience. I competed against athletes from Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Trinidad, Jamaica and USA.

The horse that was assigned to me last year was a 5 year old stallion, who was "green" and just learning how to jump, making it difficult to compete. We gave it our best, earning Thirteenth (13th) just barely missing the top twelve in the prize giving.

This year I was assigned to Yucatan, a 10 year old gelding, who was a big jumper, voted top horse in his category of Grand Prix Jumpers. Yucatan was an eager horse always wanting to race ahead, whilst biting down on the bit, making it impossible to control. In the warm up he would knock countless number of poles because of the lack of momentum needed to jump. We then decided to change him into a hackamore, which led us into third place overall, and first out of Caribbean riders.

Below are some pictures from the event which I thought you would like to see. Once again thank you so much for the amazing opportunity through your sponsorship and support.

With great appreciation
Sara Misir

On the second day, Round 1 of Caribbean InvitationalOn the second day, Round 1 of Caribbean Invitational Day 1, Round 2 of Caribbean InvitationalDay 1, Round 2 of Caribbean Invitational

3rd Place Prize Giving on Yucatan3rd Place Prize Giving on Yucatan Yucatan and IYucatan and I