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370 pupils compete at NSEA Championships 2015

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Over 370 pupils (aged 7 – 18yrs) representing 114 schools from 37 counties competed at the NSEA National Inter‐County Dressage & Show Jumping Championships 2015 at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire on 17th and 18th April 2015. 

In the preliminary rounds, Show jumping classes were aimed from mini (70cm) to open level 1.05m), enabling schools to select the appropriate height for their riders to compete at. Only the winning team & individual from each county qualifier was entitled to represent both their school & county at the final.

Dressage teams were at preliminary level and individual tests also included novice level.

The county show jumping championships have been running for a few years as a class at the NSEA National Championships. However, it was felt that once dressage was also included, it would be good to give the county finals a championship weekend of their own where a large number of counties could compete against each other for the inter‐county championship.

NSEA Chairman Jill Barker: “It was great to see so many counties represented at Championship level. A number of new schools are now fielding riding squads from Grass roots up to senior school Championship level and a number of riders have gone on to represent their country at European level including Sam Ecroyd and Chelsea Pearce. Unlike most other school sports, riding is pretty unique as it enables boys & girls to compete together on an even footing and against different ages. It is great for interaction on a number of levels and we hope to inspire youngsters to compete long after they leave school.”

 

Cortaflex County Show Jumping Results

Mini Team County Championship

1st Buckinghamshire – Pipers Corner School

2nd Lincolnshire – QEGS Horncastle

3rd Somerset – Kings of Wessex

 

Mini Individual County Championship

1st E Smith, Somerset

2nd K Pedley, Cheshire

3rd S Lane, Worcestershire

 

Novice Team County Championship

1st Surrey – Guilford High

2nd Nottinghamshire ‐ Minster

3rd Somerset – Kings of Wessex

 

Novice Individual County Championship

1st K Wecke, Suffolk

2nd K Pedley, Cheshire

3rd O Walshe Manchester

 

Intermediate Team County Championship

1st Hertfordshire ‐ Tring

2nd Derbyshire ‐ Ecclesbourne

3rd West Sussex ‐ Hurst

 

Intermediate Individual County Championship

1st Monmouthshire, G Williams

2nd Suffolk, S Stearn

3rd Cumbria, S Straker

 

Open Individual County Championship

1st R Woodward,Essex

2nd S Straker, Cumbria

3rd K Wecke, Suffolk

 

Dressage Results

Team Championship

1st Conwy‐ Dryffyn Conwy

2nd East Sussex – Mayfield

3rd Suffolk, Framlingham

 

Preliminary Individual Championship

1st A Morrell, Essex

2nd M Doherty, Warwickshire

3rd H Williams, Conwy

 

Novice Individual Championship

1st E Archer, Worcester

2nd A Trude, Bedfordshire

 

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