Inter-Schools Showjumping Competition

On Sunday 9th June 2019, Dean Close will host the Inter-Schools Showjumping Competition at Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, nr Cirencester.

A massive thank you to all our class sponsors so far.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss sponsorship of our remaining classes:

Grass Roots:

40-45cms GR – Emma Wolfendale Sports Massage

50-55cms GR Jeremy Winter, OD

60-65cms GR – Ben Miles Farrier

70-75cms GR – Geoffrey Lane FRCVS, OD

National Qualifiers:


1m NQ – The Old Decanian Society

1.10m NQ – i2i Recruitment


This event will give you the opportunity to promote your business to many of leading Equestrian Schools in the UK,  last year’s event saw 188 riders from 35 Schools compete throughout the day.

During the day there will be three National Classes and four Grassroots Classes.

Class Sponsorship Package:

  • An opportunity to promote your business at the event.
  • Advertisement in the programme (see last years programme below as a PDF).
  • Lunch hamper provided.
  • Company name on the Winner and Runner Up Trophies.
  • Opportunity to present your named trophies.

For more information please contact Head of Equestrianism, Fleur Cradock on 07971 005 268 or

This year the event will be raising money for Blue Skye Thinking

Blue Skye Thinking supports research into the treatment of childhood brain tumours, striving to give all children diagnosed, a better chance of survival and improved quality of life during and post treatment. Run by volunteers, money donated goes directly to the forefront of research and wellbeing projects.


2018 DCS Report

Annual Dean Close NSEA Show Jumping Competition

The competition went really well from start to finish with a 188 riders and 35 schools attending the event and it was a delight to see the Dean Close Team come out on top in the 1 – 1.05m round, qualifying for the NSEA Nationals in October. The Dean Close riders conducted themselves brilliantly in every class and it was wonderful to have riders from St John’s on-the-Hill joining the Dean Close jumpers to make up the very first Dean Close Foundation Prep Team.

DCS / DCPS Results:

  • Patrick Clarkson (DCPS) – 4th in the 80cm round.
  • Dean Close Show Jumping Team – Lydia Ward, Mimi Payton and Georgia Day – 1st in the 1-.05m, qualifying for the NSEA Nationals.
  • Georgia Day – 6th in the 1m final individually, qualifying for the Plate Championships.
  • Lydia Ward – 3rd in the 1.10m Horse final, qualifying for Plate Championships.

Head of Equestrianism, Fleur Cradock, said, “A massive thank you to all those staff and parents who helped out on the day the show literally couldn’t go on without you and to all the competitors and schools who came and made the event such a success. 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 us make the day what it is. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you back again for 2019.”