Witham riding update!

30 Jun 2015

Team Show jumping - 28 June.

Arena UK was the venue for today's school team showjumping.  Our Witham Hall School team consisted of:
Sienna de Gale
Harriet Anthony
Cecily Hopkins
George  Rowley

We walked the course, but together decided that the course was too challenging, with most of our team still on their first ponies.  We therefore decided to withdraw from today's event.  Lauren, the owner of Arena UK, was so helpful seeing our dilemma and gave us access to a fantastic full course of show jumps in another arena, thus saving the day.  What a treat that we were able to show jump over lovely fences on perfect going.

Our horses and riders where beautifully turned out so thank you all for making such an effort. 

All the riders had fantastic rounds under Damian Hopkins' tutelage and learned a lot. It was a good experience to have to make judgements on the day as a team, and the children took the considerable disappointment very maturely, and made the most of the opportunity to jump the clear-round course.

We all enjoyed today and were interested to see how the older children rode at a premier NSEA show.

We look forward to our next event in September.

Thank you to Mrs de Gale for organising these opportunities.