Dean Close Foundation's equestrian prowess shone at the 2023 National Schools Equestrian Association National Finals at Addington Manor...
Equestrian Sport continues to grow and thrive within Dean Close Foundation and at the 2023 National Schools Equestrian Association National Finals at Addington Manor from 20-24th October. The depth and talent of the squad was showcased by 4 top 8 National placings across all disciplines. It was the biggest NSEA National event with over 200 schools in attendance, the standard was extremely high with no room for errors and the young squad held their place firmly at the top with the other schools. Over the 4 days of tough competition the Foundation had 15 horses and ponies competing. Huge well done to all the riders who took part. DCPS riders Ameila, Joseph, Nancy, William, Rose, Fenella, Charlie and Ella-Grace.. DCS riders Maddie, Arthur, Gabriel, Estella, Oliver and Corinna - NSEA Team Captain. The Show Jumping Teams in the National finals for 80-85 and 90-95cms and 1m and Individual 80 & 90 Jumping with Style riders just missed out on getting into top 8 jump off and placings but solid riding from them all. Huge congratulations to the following individual riders on their successes.
DCS -Estella, Year13 -Reserve National Champion - 2nd in Show Jumping 1.20m Horses
DCPS - Year 5 - Amelia - Open Novice Dressage Individual 7th .
DCPS -Year 8- Fenella - 70-75 Jumping with Style Individual 8th
Dressage Team - 8th Place.
We took a young dressage team but they all did an incredible job with over 30 teams qualified for the final, they produced solid and accurate tests to be placed Team 8th at the National Finals only 1.8 marks splitting 1st and 8th team place. Huge congratulations to Maddie, Ella-Grace, Fenella and Amelia. So much to look forward to with these riders.
The NSEA Plate Championships saw the Show Jumping Teams in 70-75cms, 80-85cms and 90-95cms have top 8 placings in all their classes. Congratulations to Joseph, William, Nancy, Fenella, Charlie, Arthur and Corrina who took 2nd , 3rd and 7th Place. Great riding from all these riders, maintaining a level of commitment, skill and composure beyond their years
By Mrs Cradock - Director of Equestrianism.
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