Our annual school Equestrian Show took place at West Wilts Equestrian Centre on Saturday, 22nd June. We were very lucky to have such beautiful weather which set the scene for a great day of NSEA jumping. With lots of entries, we ran a full day of Jumping with Style qualifiers. We were very lucky to welcome Matt Ryan, a Triple Olympic Eventing Gold Medalist, as our guest judge for the day. It was an honour to have such a knowledgeable rider to offer his help and experience for the day.

The 70/75cm class got underway and St Mary’s had some great results with Clemmie on Deo finishing in 2nd and Iris on Foxy finishing in 3rd, both qualifying for the National School Championships. Amelia on Markway Silver Moon finished in 5th place, qualifying for the NSEA Plate.

Iris then when on to take the top spot in the 80cm class with her pony, Foxy. Iris rode a beautiful round and was rewarded with a fantastic style mark from the style judge.

Annabel on her pony, Queenie, finished in 3rd. Annabel and Iris both booked their places at the NSEA Championships in this big class.  Iris and Annabel were also part of a team with Lara and Nancy - the team finished in second place which ensured a team qualification for the Championship.

St Mary’s were well represented in the 90/95cm class, just missing out on some top qualifying places, but jumped some fantastic rounds with Lara finishing in 12th and Lottie in 13th.

In class 4, after a long day of helping, Alice and her pony, Star Twelve, took 1st place in a competitive 1m/1.05m class, booking their place at the NSEA Championships. Lottie also finished in 8th and 9th, Flo in 12th and Emily in 20th. The St Mary’s team of Alice, Emily and Lottie also finished in 2nd, securing their place at the Championships.

In the final class of the day, the 1.10, Lottie shone and finished in 3rd, picking up her ticket for the Championships and Emily finished in 7th, qualifying for the NSEA Plate.

I would like to thank all of the parents who gave up their time over the weekend, without their help it would not have been possible to run the day.  Thank you also to the girls who helped with putting up poles and keeping West Wilts Equestrian Centre tidy.  With just a couple more competitions we will wrap up this school year of school competitions and I very much look forwards to seeing everyone in September.

Miss Kerry Emms, Equestrian Coordinator