Elstree School showjumping team
The sun shone at Rectory Farm, Cirencester and the first Elstree School showjumping team qualified for Hickstead with a brilliant 6th in the team 40cm competition. (Even despite a late pony change for Phoebe!)
Gaby went on to complete a very speedy round in the 50cm class to come 2nd (0.12sec off the winner!) out of a very strong field of over 40! Gaby also secured qualification to Hickstead as an individual rider! (Felicita completed a beautiful clear round in the 50cm, but unfortunately missed going through the start and was sadly eliminated, tough lesson learnt today)
Gaby and Felicita also competed in a very competitive 60cm class in the larger main arena against some much older children and over 60 competitors. Sadly both picked up 4 faults, but rode their ponies brilliantly and learnt a lot from the experience.
Phoebe, Gaby and Felicita supported each other during their rounds, kept smiling when things didn’t go so well and celebrated in successes when it did. They were also very smart and polite, thanking the organisers of a wonderful show.
The NSEA Championship at Hickstead is on the 23rd August and we would love some more riders and Elstree supporters if anyone would like to get involved.