Congratulations to the Dean Close Equestrian Team who, over the half term, became reserve National Champions. The Dean Close senior riders, Emily Roberts, Bella Stevens, Georgia Day, Mimi Payton and Oliver Dodman, competed at Addington Manor in the National Schools’ Equestrian Association Championships where over 200 hundred schools and 1000 riders took part over the three days. Just to qualify was a huge achievement and meant they were able to compete in number of disciplines: 90cm and 1m Show Jumping teams; 90cm, 1m and 1.10m Pony Individuals and a Prelim and Novice Dressage Individual all to contest the National finals.
90cm: From a field of 64 teams, Dean Close posted a first round zero score to see them go into the top eight jump off and take 6th place overall.
Dressage: Oliver Dodman rode two excellent tests and took individual 10th out of 43 riders in the Novice.
1m and 1.10 individual: Georgia Day put in an incredible effort to take 9th in the 1m out of over 72 riders and 10th in the 1.10 out of 43 riders.