The S. Anselm’s Equestrian Team was at the National School
Equestrian County Championships in Buckinghamshire over the Easter holidays,
having been crowned Derbyshire County Champions earlier in the year for Show jumping.
Tara O’R (Y8), Violet B (Y8), Isabella R (Y7), Rosie W (Y6)
and Alice W (Y5) and their ponies were fabulous ambassadors for the
school. Each class required the team to
complete a course of show jumps in the outdoor arena before heading to the more
imposing indoor arena to do a second round.
The courses were more challenging than at previous
competitions and there were over 120 individual riders in each class; but the
girls did incredibly well, particularly considering how much younger they were
than the competition which was 18 years and under!
A special mention must go to Alice W (the youngest member of
the team) and her pony Rolly Rascal who went clear in all 5 rounds of show
jumping over the 2 days and Isabella Rogers who did very well on her first Championship
If you are interested in joining the Equestrian Team and you
have your own pony and transport please contact Rachael O’Rourke 07821 919267