NSEA Championships at Addington Equestrian Centre
The calibre of MSJ riders was demonstrated at the NSEA Championships on 23 to 25 October, where our talented girls had qualified to compete in every class but one. It was a huge event, featuring around 20 classes, all with team and individual competitions. There were over 1000 riders in the jumping classes alone!
Congratulations to all our MSJ girls who had a wonderful weekend and rode incredibly well against very tough competition, including pony European Gold medal winners. MSJ had a total of 11 riders competing and most had qualified in many different classes, some with two ponies. In fact, at times it was extremely difficult to keep track of who was riding where and when! The full MSJ contingent included Eve Hobbs, Aerin Thomas, Holly Coles, Izzy Lee, Lucy Blum, Genevieve Manning, Teagan Manning, Jess Morris, Ginny Wood, Ibble Watson and Millie Pope.
In Show Jumping our teams came 12th and 20th, with Eve Hobbs achieving 9th position in the 1m class and Holly Coles achieving 3rd position in the 1.10m class.
We had 5 teams competing in the Jumping With Style category, with Teagan and Genevieve Manning, Millie Pope and Jess Morris coming 5th out of 33 teams. In the same category, Eve Hobbs achieved a 3rd in the 1m class and 6th position in the Special class.
Finally, in the Dressage competition, the MSJ team of Eve, Jess, Genevieve and Teagan came 7th out of 29 teams. Eve won the Individual 1st Open Prelim and also came 4th in the Individual Novice event.
A huge thank you to all parents, particularly as the horses and ponies were stabled 30 minutes away from the show site. All those parents who were there for 4 days, not getting home until midnight on Sunday, also thoroughly deserved an NSEA medal!
Mrs Hobbs said ‘The girls and parents would very much like to thank Mrs Woodhouse and the School for supporting the girls in their passion for riding. Thanks too to Mrs Bevan, who came to watch the girls compete, for all her support throughout the year.’