It has been a busy time for the Burgess Hill Girls Equestrian teams this month, with three outings to show jumping competitions.
The first event was Jumping with Style Arena Eventing, held at Petley Wood, where Leah C and Suzannah C both jumped very well achieving clear rounds, but unfortunately were just outside being placed.
Our next event was our first as a show jumping team this season which was hosted by Hurst College at the prestigious Hickstead arena. This was an extremely well attended event with over 20 local schools involved.
We had two teams taking part, our Junior team consisting of Kiara R on Bernie, Kirstin R on Cognac and Heidi R on Flick. The girls did a fantastic job and jumped lovely rounds over quite high jumps!
Our second team consisted of Senior girls Natasha B on Dorada and Leah C on Martin and Junior girls Scarlett W on Harry and Suzannah C on Lulu. Natasha and Suzannah jumped beautiful clear rounds and Scarlett and Leah had one unlucky pole down each. Unfortunately we didn’t get placed this time.
Our last outing in September was to Felbridge show ground, the girls all jumped beautiful clear rounds with Suzannah C getting us a fabulous time. We were extremely pleased to be placed 6th in a very competitive class, and qualifying for the National Championships at Keysoe later this year!
If you’d like to find out more about school equestrian opportunities please contact the Equestrian Coordinator Kirsty Wilson on 07713 590 950.