We have an Equestrian Team update from this weekend. This hard working team travelled to Beaver Hall near Leek to compete in the JWS Qualifier for the 2018 Keysoe NSEA Championships.
Six teams (14 riders including two who made their debut appearances for the school) represented Lady Manners School. It was a competition of mixed fortunes for our riders, including a couple of 'unplanned dismounts' which are a hazard of the sport! Everyone bounced back and the team finished the day with some rather impressive results.
We had one team in the 70cm class. In a spectacular effort, they emerged winners of the class despite one elimination. In addition, Lilli won the class adding an individual qualification to the team's overall qualification to the NSEA National Championships.
We had three teams competing in the 80cm class. Some 'thrills and spills' in this class resulted in our teams being placed fifth, fourth and the second place title and, with it, a place at the National Championships. Kitty had a particularly stylish clear round, claiming the individual top spot and an individual place at the National Championships.
The 90cm class included two Lady Manners School teams. One of our teams, took a hard-earned second place and another National Championships qualification.
Jess rode as an individual in both the 1m and 1.1m classes. She rode brilliantly, collecting a first place (and individual qualification) in the 1m class, and a third place in the 1.1m class.
There are more competitions coming up in the equestrian calendar, so more news will be forthcoming. In the meantime, many congratulations to this weekend's riders for a very successful outing.
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