Showjumping Report: Easter

During the Easter holidays the showjumping girls headed out for their first British National Show Jumping competition.

It’s the first time the British Show Jumping Association has recognised that there are schools with incredible jumping talent within them and have opened their doors to providing competitions for students and their horses and the chance of a national title. Usually competitions are run by individual pony clubs for their regional schools, so it was a real test for the girls to be up against individuals from farther afield and with a lot of private schools entering from across the border.

We had a relatively new squad up for the task – Lauren Chapman, Jasmine Sleeman, Emily Hoskin and Casey Netherton. All girls rode fantastically over a tricky and long course on the outside surface and up against some seasoned professionals. They jumped well and secured 5th team and Emily Hoskin and Casey Netherton qualified to both jump for individual places – but just missed out.

A really big mention has to go to Lauren Chapman who has never been brave enough to compete publicly with her horse in showjumping, but she went for it and shows real promise. I think it’s now motivated her to get training and keep on the team and she was really proud of herself (along with her mum!) Also Emily Hoskin for her consistency on her lovely pony Miss Muffett, who has been a great performer right throughout the show jumping competitions so far (pictured above).

As always the girls were exceptional and an absolute pleasure to be with and a credit to the school and their parents who all came in force.

Miss Trerise, English Teacher and ShowJumping Coach