The sun shone on the Interschools NSEA Showjumping event held at Rectory Farm. For the first time the event ran both a Grass Roots ring and the Main Arena, with National and Elite Qualifiers. It was great to be able to run the show in all its glory once again. The day brought schools and riders from near and far.  
The Dean Close riders, in the heat once again, produced some fabulous riding.  In the 90-95cm we jumped three teams. They all went well and there were some gusty performances from our younger riders. The team of Bella, Mimi, Alice, Year 12 and Emily Year 13 produced the only school team clear of the day and take the win and their third consecutive National qualification. Bella was individual second.
The Team of Bella, on her second horse, and Katherine and Freddie Year 9, took Team fourth and qualified for the NSEA Plate Championships, a great achievement for the young team and horses.
The 1-1.05m was a tough track with poles dropping for even our most established combinations. It was the younger riders who kept their cool to ride great rounds to take Team second and book their place to the NSEA National Finals; Oliver Year 11, Katherine and  Gabriel (DCPs)  and Bella.
Mimi, Alice, Bella and Emily took Team fifth and their place to the NSEA Plate Championships.
It was a real delight to have Oliver back in the team and in the 1.10m horse he showed great skill in taking individual fifth place over a tough track and booking his place at the NSEA plate championships.
A huge thank you to all the team parents and riders who made the day what it was and to Rectory Farm Arena, Pleasance, Ella and the whole team who ran the day so beautifully.