Dean Close Foundation equestrians already hold qualifications for the Show Jumping Grass Roots South West Finals in 50cm, 60cm and 70cms in December 2019.

However, some of the younger and newer team combinations headed out over the half term break to contest the final competitions for the South West Grass Roots Qualifiers.  The team of Kathryn and Christina Naylor and Fenella Cradock finished 3rd of 12 teams to take the qualification in the 40cms Show Jumping, ensuring that the DCPS team have participants in the finals at all jump heights for the very first time.

Maddie Melville – Smith, on her new pony Adams Ladd, completed an excellent fast round in the 70cms to take 2nd place and yet another individual qualification for the finals. We now look to the finals on 8th December with teams contesting in all heights.

Dean Close Director of Equestrianism Fleur Cradock said “I am delighted with this fantastic set of results and for these young riders who show such potential, proof that the hard work by participants, their parents and Dean Close really can bring results.  We have some exciting prospects for the future!”