Hopes are high for Felsted riders as a second team qualifies for the National Schools Show Jumping Finals. Two teams from Felsted School near Dunmow have now secured their spot in the competition, to be held at Addington Manor, Buckinghamshire, in October.
Felsted’s first team saw glory last month, when a combined Felsted Senior and Preparatory School team came first in the 90cm class at the School’s inaugural NSEA event at Norton Heath.
A few weeks later, on Tuesday 28th May, the team from Felsted Preparatory School entered the New Hall NSEA Show. Despite the wet weather, the team of Ollie Stonham from Dunmow and Isabel Scott-Bowden from Felsted, both aged 12, and Felicity Coulson from Suffolk and Sam Wisbey from Saffron Walden, both aged 13, jumped fantastically to win the 70cm class, thus qualifying another team from Felsted for the National Schools Championships in October.
Further to this, two Felsted riders, Mollie Stonham and Josephine Bennett, both aged 17, have qualified as individual riders at 80cm and 90cm respectively, securing their place at the Nationals.
Success starts young at Felsted, as two of the School’s Grass Roots teams were placed 2nd in the 50cm class and 3rd in the 60cm class at the Felsted NSEA show. These teams have qualified for the Grass Roots Championships to be held at the College of West Anglia in the autumn.
Felsted boasts an established riding pathway for its pupils, and having recently begun to offer livery, Felsted pupils are able to pursue their passion for riding alongside their studies.
Felsted is a leading independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for pupils aged 4-18, based in East Anglia.
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