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Brentwood pupils enjoying best-ever equestrian season

PUBLISHED: 11:57 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:58 15 June 2017

Brentwood School's Imogen Pohl, Sophie Philpot, Niamh Mills and Jessica Lee

Brentwood School's Imogen Pohl, Sophie Philpot, Niamh Mills and Jessica Lee

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Brentwood School’s equestrian team are enjoying their best-ever season after a string of very successful outings recently.

The young team producedn an outstanding display during the Inter-Schools showjumping competition held at the Wix Equestrian Centre, securing a string of individual and team victories.

The competition also doubled up as an NSEA Championship qualifier, meaning the Brentwood riders will now go on to compete in the National Finals at Addington in October in the 70cm, 80cm and 90cm team categories, dressage, and a plethora of individual classes.

Team manager Kelly Miller said: “It has been an incredibly successful season for Brentwood School. Coach Mrs Annette Philpot and I are proud of each and every one of these riders.

“They compete with determination and are a tribute to Brentwood School.”

The 70cm team consisting of Imogen Pohl, Sophie Philpot, Niamh Mills and debut rider Jessica Lee, won their class to qualify for the National Championships, as Pohl took top spot in the individual event and Lee finished third.

The 80cm Blue team of Emma and Sophie Philpot, Grace Parrish and Pohl, also went on to win and qualify while the 80cm White team of Pohl, Lee and Mills were sixth.

In addition to team successes, Emma Philpot won the individual event with Pohl third, Sophie Philpot fourth and Lee fifth.

To round off a glorious day of showjumping, the 90cm team, consisting of Sophie and Emma Philpot, Parrish and Lee, also qualified for the National Finals by finishing second, building on their County Championships win earlier in the season.

Sophie Philpot also qualified individually by finishing second.

Earlier in the half-term break, two of the School’s equestrian teams had travelled to world famous Hickstead in Sussex and competed in the NSEA National Eventer Challenge and Show Jumping Qualifiers, just missing out on a podium position.

In the jumping competition the 70cm team, consisting of Sophie Philpot, Mills and Pohl, finished fifth, with Pohl placed fourth individually.

The 80cm team, consisting of Emma and Sophie Philpot, Pohl and Parrish achieved fourth place, with Emma Philpot taking fifth in the individual.

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