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Equestrian: Lomas, Swartz double-class winners in final leg of National Jumping Series

Junior equestrian Megan Swartz and senior rider Gina Lomas leaped to the top of the podium Sunday (4 November) in the third and final leg of the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation’s (CIEF) National Jumping Series.

Riding ‘Fly with Me’, Swartz topped the 60 centimeter course by a whopping 5 seconds, as well winning the 70 centimeter pony class.

Riding ‘Sunday’s Edition’ and ‘JR Booming Gun’, Lomas earned blue ribbons in both the 70 and 90 centimeter horse class.

Riding sister Jodie McTaggart’s horse ‘Nala’, national senior rider Jessica McTaggart took the 80 centimeter horse class.

“I am really pleased with how she felt. There was one line where she kind of got away from me, but she was really with me” said McTaggart.

The CIEF will next host a leg of the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s 2018 Regional Jumping Challenge Sunday 25th November starting at 8:00 am.

Winners of each class were:
60cm Ponies Megan Swartz riding Fly With Me
70cm Ponies Megan Swartz riding Fly With Me
70cm Horses Gina Lomas riding JR Booming Gun
80cm Ponies Abbey Swartz riding Blue Ridge Dream On
80cm Horses Jessica McTaggart riding Nala
90cm Open Gina Lomas riding Sunday’s Edition

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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