17th June 2014
After a very early start on Thursday May 29th, Equestrian Team BG set off in the drizzle down the A14 to Keysoe near Kimbolton to compete in the Wellingborough School Inter-schools Show Jumping Competition. Kitty Porter (6N) riding Percy welcomed a new member to the team, Matilda Rose (5) riding Toby.
This was a very well organised and friendly competition with many of the schools represented who BG regularly play fixtures against such as Winchester House and Spratton Hall. The classes BG had entered were held in an indoor arena (thank goodness after all the rain) and consisted of a course of 10-12 different show jumps with riders being timed between fences 7 and 12.
Matilda, despite being new to competitions and riding a pony she had only ridden a handful of times before, rode a lovely clear round in the 65cm and coped well with the drama of losing a stirrup for which she gained much admiration from the spectators. Speedy Kitty managed three clear rounds and an individual 6th place with rosette in the 75cm class which had over 56 entries.
Thanks to Mr O for allowing the pupils to attend and to Mr Bartley for admin support.