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Budding horse riders flocked to compete in show jumping and dressage events at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools inaugural NSEA competition

April 8th, 2016

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls and Monmouth School hosted their inaugural official National Schools’ Equestrian Association competition at the David Broome Event Centre over March 19 and 20.

Girls and boys from around 20 different schools jumped into the saddle to impress judges in various categories and levels of show jumping, cross country and dressage heats.

With competitors ranging from Year 4 to Year 13, there was a whole range of ability on show.

Equestrian Festival Emma
Emma C

Emma C represented HMSG at the festival.

She said: “The atmosphere was amazing, everyone was friendly and wanted their school to win.

“As a school we did very well, getting placed in many classes. I also got placed in most of my classes. I did eight dressage tests over the weekend on two ponies and I did two jumping classes on my sister’s pony.

“Although we were tired at the end of the weekend, we were all excited about the championships.”

A number of HMSG riders qualified to compete at the County Championships at Bury Farm between April 22 and 24.

Camille Geisz, who helped organise the festival, said: “Everyone was so pleased with how the festival

went.

“Parents and pupils really enjoyed it. It was special that all of the riders from the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools were all together.”

HMSG gave a special thanks to James Broome for helping to organise the festival, which the Schools aim to host annually.

Photos from the event can be viewed from our FlickR web page

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