The Equestrian Team are back in the saddle after a challenging time of snowy weather and an outbreak of equine flu (as a result suitable precautions are being taken at all events that go ahead). Our intrepid riders set out for an Eventers' Challenge at Eland Lodge, near Ashbourne last weekend, through gale force winds!
The Eventer's Challenge competition is an arena eventing format with a number of show jumps followed by a number of simulated cross country fences that have elements that can be knocked down rather than solid obstacles. The competition at the weekend was a qualifier for a final that will be held at Hickstead later on in the year.
In the 80cm class, not only did our team of three riders take the top team spot, but the top three individual places as well!
The same team went on to win the 90cm class too – a great day for them! Our other 90cm team also qualified in second place so will be keeping them company in the final.
The 1m class was big and technical. We entered a team of three riders. Two of our riders completed the first (show jumping) phase of the course, but were eliminated at different fences on the cross country element of the course. Our third rider completed both parts of the course, coming fifth as an individual.
Well done to all riders for a very successful event!
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