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About Us 


Akoele Roachford

Akoele is one of the few elite riders in

Barbados who was trained in Germany

in both dressage and jumping and has

competed worldwide



Qualifications and Achievements:


  • National Coach successfully training both horse and rider to GP in Dressage and Advance Jumping.

  • FEI Level 2 Coach

  • Competed in C.A.C Games in 2014:

  • Competed in the Pan American Games in 2011 as a part of the first Barbadian Equestrian Team ever to participate at that level.

  • Competed in CAC games in 2008 and 2010 on both occasions reaching the finals, and together with her team members (in 2008) Barbados placed just outside the medals.

  • Received F.E.I. Certificate of Capability to participate in these Games.

  • World Dressage Challenge Finals 2004 and 2005, hosted in Hagen Germany, where she won her first qualifier and proceeded to win a silver medal in 2004 and a bronze medal in 2005

  • Akoele was the first female athlete of any discipline to have the Barbadian flag raised and the national anthem played, in Germany in 2004. This earned her the prestigious award, “Most Outstanding Female Athlete”, presented by the National Sports Council in 2004.



Ketala Roachford

Ketala Roachford began horseriding at an early age, competing successfully

 in both dressage and jumping on many occasions as part of the Junior

National Team of Barbados. Ketala is an accomplished instructor specializing in 

young children and nervous adults. She has extensive experience with providing

confidence to her students by utilizing creative, out of the box teaching methods. 


Kibila Gittens 

Kibila Gittens has been riding from the age of 2 with great talent in dressage

and horse training from an early age. Kibila has competed on the Barbados

Junior Dressage Team on more than one occasion, she is the head

Tour Guide for Adventure Tours and is responsible for the continued training

of our horses. Kibila has also trained under Lena Vedmark USDF LEVEL 5

Dressage Coach in Wellington Florida where she has learned professional stable

management.  She is a great dressage and jumping instructor. Her fiery

passion for horses instills confidence in both horse and rider during lessons. 


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