The Prep School Equestrian Team had a busy time in the Lent half term. Maddie Melville-Smith (Year 5) and Corinna Clarkson (Year 7) both secured qualification to the Grass Roots Show Jumping finals, Maddie in the 60cms and Corinna in the 75cms. Arthur Clarkson (Year 5), on his debut for the team, jumped a great clear to finish in the top 10 of 22 riders in the 60cms at the same event.
The team then went back to Allens Hill Equestrian Centre for the Grass Roots Dressage. Maddie had a fabulous day winning both her ‘Intro’ and ‘Prelim’ section qualifying for the finals. Fenella Cradock (Year 3), on her debut for the dressage team, also won her ‘Intro’ section.
A special mention must go to Maddie who volunteered at the last minute to ride as part of the Senior Dressage team in the County Cup qualifiers at Kings Bromyard. Some of the senior horses and riders were unable to compete and Maddie stepped in riding an excellent test to secure a mark of 70+. This incredible score helped the team to take an overall win, qualifying them as the highest placed school in Gloucestershire and securing their place at the county cup finals. A proud day all round!