The annual Dean Close NSEA Show Jumping Competition took place this weekend at Rectory Farm. 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.


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 youto 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.”