Witham Hall School Show jumping Team 2016

07 Mar 2016

I would like to introduce myself having taken over the running of the School Show Jumping team from Sasha De Gale, who has done an amazing job working closely with Mr Welch and fellow parents.

We started off early last year with a very nervous and inexperienced team who have now grown in confidence and ability beyond belief.

This winter the School team has been competing at various Eventer Trials involving a show jumping course followed by a cross country course (on an all-weather surface within a contained arena). These competitions are relatively new, but becoming increasingly popular!

The team members all started off at 60cm at the beginning of the winter and are now all jumping an 80cm course with great confidence, underpinned by their tremendous team spirit!

During the summer months we will be aiming to do NSEA (National Schools Equestrian Association) show jumping competitions.

There are some lovely competitions coming up, starting from 50cm, so even if your children are still very inexperienced they can come along and have some fun. We have found that if the children get involved with the team they make some amazing friendships and they all help and support each other when it does not go to plan. As we all know with ponies it can all go wrong some days!

It would be wonderful to keep the club thriving with more Witham children, whatever their ability, so please contact me if you are interested, or perhaps come along to an event to watch and see what it is all about!

Rachel Rowley

rachelrowley1@hotmail.co.uk

Phone 07901751951