The 2019 Dean Close NSEA Show Jumping competition saw a record number of entries, with 224 rounds of show jumping completed on the day and 42 schools in attendance. The introduction of the Grass Roots classes proved extremely popular and with the addition of the NSEA Hickstead Elite Qualification for the 1m winner and 1.10 individuals, the Show demonstrated the very breadth and depth of inter-schools show jumping.

Dean Close Equestrians were on great form and picked up the following National Qualifications:

The Thornbury Clinic 90cms

Individual

3rd – Georgia Day and Fernville Max – Qualified for NSEA National Finals

7th – Patrick Clarkson – MG – Qualified for NSEA Plate Finals

Team

2nd  Georgia Day, Bella Stevens, Mimi Payton and Ollie Dodman – Qualified for the NSEA National Finals

The Old Decanians 1m

Individual

4th Georgia Day – Fernville Max – Qualified for NSEA National Finals

6th Bella Stevens – Templemore Wildone – Qualified Plate Championships

Team

1st Georgia Day, Bella Stevens, Mimi Payton and Ollie Dodman – Qualified for the NSEA National Finals and Hickstead Elite Finals

i2i Recruitment 1.10

Ponies

2nd Georgia Day – Fernville Max – Qualified for NSEA National Finals and Hickstead Elite Finals

Ben Miles Farrier Grass Roots 60cms

Individual

7th Maddie Melville Smith – Brenin Jake – Qualified  Grass Roots Regional Finals

Team

3rd Issy Tingey, Maddie Melville Smith, Bella Stevens Arthur Clarkson – Qualified Grass Roots Regional Finals

Geoffrey Lane 70cms

Individual

2nd Gabriel Mattel – Runaway Bay – Qualified Grass Roots Regional Finals

4th Maddie Melville –Small Brenin Jake  – Qualified Grass Roots Regional Finals

5th Issy Tingey – Puzzle -– Qualified Grass Roots Regional Finals

Team

2nd Gabriel Mattel, Maddie Melville Smith and Issy Tingey – – Qualified Grass Roots Regional Finals

 

Head of Equestrianism, Fleur Cradock, said: “Dean Close equestrians achieved 13 qualifications for the National, Elite and Grass Roots finals which is a testament to their hard work, commitment and training. As ever, a huge thank you has to be given to the staff who came and volunteered and supported on the day and the equestrian parents, without whose commitment the event wouldn’t be able to run. They helped man the warm up arenas, collecting rings and secretaries, and all with great humour and dedication. The day ran smoothly, if a little long, and we will be looking at the timings of the day going forward into 2020. Lastly and by no means least, a very big thank you to Pleasance Jewitt and the team at Rectory Farm, who always make us feel so welcome and help make the day such a success. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you back again for 2020.”