School Sport: Brentwood pupils jumping for joy
PUBLISHED: 08:30 28 April 2017
Equestrian team win National title
Brentwood School’s equestrian team had a resounding win representing Essex at the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) competition at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire.
The team won the National County Show Jumping Championships in the 90cm category on a zero score competing against 27 other counties.
Only one other team from the county of East Sussex ended on a zero score but they were over 10 seconds behind.
The team of senior school pupils Emma Philpot, 14, and Eloise Squibb, 11, and 10–year-olds Tia Squibb and Ellie Burrell from the Preparatory School, rode exceptionally well with Burrell also triumphant individually on her brilliant pony Ellie’s Miss Chief.
Squibb won a further accolade by being awarded the style prize from the 164 competitors in this class.
As a result of this win, the four riders will now represent England at the Home International Showjumping Championships in October at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Buckinghamshire.
The same team continued a successful day to be placed fifth in the 100cm category and their delighted team manager Annette Philpot said: “I am so proud of the girls. It was a fitting reward for the hard work and training prior to the event and repeated Brentwood’s brilliant win last year in the 80cm and 90cm categories!”
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