Last weekend saw schools from across the UK make the journey to Chepstow, to the Wales and West Showground, for the British Showjumping Schools Winter Championships. Daisy and her pony, Miss Sky, made the long journey down to represent S. Anselm’s in the 70cm Individual Championships, having succeeded in qualifying earlier in the year.
This was Daisy’s first experience of a national championship. Class sizes were huge and very competitive and the standard of riding was high, with some extremely fast and capable pony and rider combinations.
After a successful warm up round, where Daisy placed 8th, she rode a quick and very classy clear round in the 70cm Individual Championship class to take 9th place from a starting field of 57 competitors. Only a few seconds separated the top ten competitors so this was a huge achievement in such good company.
Congratulations to Daisy and Sky!