Equestrian: Second Felsted team qualifies for national show jumping finals
- Credit: Garry Bowden/Sportinpictures
HOPES are high for Felsted riders as a second team qualified for the National Schools Show Jumping Finals.
Two teams from Felsted School have now secured a spot in the competition, to be held at Addington Manor, Buckinghamshire, taking place in October.
Felsted’s first team saw glory last month, when a combined senior and prep team came first in the 90cm class at the school’s inaugural NSEA event at Norton Heath.
A few weeks later, on May 28, the team from Felsted Prep entered the New Hall NSEA Show. Despite the wet weather, Ollie Stonham from Dunmow and Isabel Scott-Bowden from Felsted, both aged 12, and Felicity Coulson from Suffolk and Sam Wisbey from Saffron Walden, both aged 13, jumped fantastically to win the 70cm class, thus qualifying another team from Felsted for the national schools championships.
Further to this, two Felsted riders, Mollie Stonham and Josephine Bennett, both aged 17, have qualified as individual riders at 80cm and 90cm respectively, securing their place at the nationals.
You may also want to watch:
There has also been success at the school’s grassroots levels with two teams placing second in the 50cm class and third in the 60cm class at the Felsted NSEA show.
These teams have qualified for the Grass Roots Championships to be held at the College of West Anglia in the autumn.
- 1 Nursery school faces 'imminent closure' without cash boost
- 2 Tributes pour in after death of Essex MP Sir David Amess
- 3 Minute silence at council meeting for 'kind-hearted' Uttlesford officer
- 4 No Time To Die is 'a bloated but entertaining slice of spy action'
- 5 Conservative MP David Amess dies after being stabbed in Essex constituency
- 6 Rural ramblers efforts for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
- 7 It's pumpkin picking season again at Cammas Hall Farm as Halloween approaches
- 8 Thaxted - Carver Scout Group visit an Apache helicopter
- 9 Guitar once owned by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett to be sold at Cambridge auction
- 10 Historic books have new 'long loan' home to help researchers