On the back of a successful Nationals campaign, the Dean Close Equestrian Team riders Ollie Dodman, Bella Stevens and Gabriel Mattlè headed to Keysoe Equestrian Centre to contest the Windsor Qualifier at the NSEA Plate Championships.
Saturday saw the riders perform excellent rounds to finish on a zero score and take the win thereby qualifying for the Inter-schools Show Jumping Finals 90cms Windsor Qualifier 2020.
Sunday saw the arrival of Emily Roberts to join the other 90cms team riders to contest their Plate Championship Final. Once again, the team jumped brilliantly with clears over a difficult championship track to finish on a Zero score and be crowned 90cms Show Jumping Plate Champions.
The riders then moved onto the Plate Championship 1m Finals. With an injured horse the team dropped down to three members. Ollie Dodman, Emily Roberts and Bella Stevens all put in another exceptional performance to take team 3rd overall. Bella Stevens also took individual 2nd having ridden a skilful zero score round.
With the tracks being built to their maximum height, Ollie Dodman represented Dean Close in the Individual in a very technical 1.10 Plate Championship Final. He rode a skilled round to take 4th place.
Director of Equestrianism, Fleur Cradock, said: “It was another excellent performance by all the equestrian squad riders. Every rider, from prep to senior, supported one another and ensured that the team spirit was never lost, a real Foundation effort.”