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Cayman Islands show jumpers show off

On Sunday, March 19th, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held the second leg of its four-part National Jumping Series (NJS) horse show at the Cayman Riding School. The day saw several new riders to the NJS including Jardae Barnes, Freya Timms, Sunday Groves, Amber McMillan, Stephanie Lloyd and Paula Daniels. Most classes were hotly contested over the course which was designed by Heidi Mello, an FEI Level 3 course designer from Bermuda, who will be creating the jump courses for all four of the NJS shows this season.

The two fastest times of the day were clocked by Kayla Godwin riding Harry while winning both the 0.7M and 0.8M classes.

Winners of each class were:

0.6M Ponies – Skye Buckley riding Beanie

0.6M Horses – Jardae Barnes riding Austin

0.7M Ponies – Marleigh Smith riding Max

0.7M Horses – Kayla Godwin riding Harry

0.8M Ponies – Abby Swartz riding Blue Ridge Dream On

0.8m Horses – Kayla Godwin riding Harry

Full results can be found on the CIEF website at

The third leg of the National Jumping Series is scheduled for 8:00am on April 30th at the Equestrian Center which is located on the Linford Pierson Highway. The next horse show on the CIEF’s calendar is the CEA Caribbean Dressage Challenge which will be held on April 2nd starting at 7:45am at the Equestrian Center and continuing at 2:30pm at Cayman Riding School. As always, spectators are always welcome at CIEF events and admission is free.


Jardae Barnes Riding Austin.JPG

Kayla Godwin Riding Harry.JPG



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