The MSJ riders have been very busy competing for the last two consecutive weekends. On 24/25 September the girls took part in the Stonar School One Day Event. Eve Hobbs, Izzy Lee, Jess Morris, Genevieve Manning, Tiggy Manning, Hattie Gill and Millie Pope represented our School in this tough competition which involved a dressage test followed by a course of 12 show jumps and then a cross-country course of around 18 fences, including ditches and water aplenty! All the girls rode well and Hattie Gill achieved a third place in the 70cm class on her first ride.
The following Saturday the same girls, plus Ginny Wood, competed at Hartpury. Our teams gave a very strong performance, coming 2nd in both the 90cm and 100cm classes and so qualify for the Addington Championships in October half term. We were placed 3rd in the 75cm class and so also qualify for the NSEA Championship Plate in Bedford in December. Genevieve Manning achieved an individual placing for the Championship Plate, coming 4th in a field of 98 riders.
The girls now look forward to the Championships at Addington later this month with great excitement. Our riders have qualified for the Team and Individual Dressage on the Saturday and Sunday, the Show Jumping on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday and the Jumping with Style on the Sunday and Monday. The MSJ team at this event will include Eve Hobbs, Izzy Lee, Ginny Wood, Genevieve Manning, Jess Morris, Tiggy Manning and Hattie Gill. Good luck girls!