Having qualified in 2020, the Woodbridge School Equestrian Team and coach Gill Daniels travelled to Hickstead All England Jumping Course in August. Taking part in the National and County Dressage Championships, the team comprised three dedicated members who had trained exceptionally hard in the lead up to the championships, including Phia Y10, Sasha Y9 and Lily Y12.
On one of the warmest and driest days of the year, the girls and the ponies worked extremely hard and represented the school wonderfully achieving several awards:
County Team preliminary 12
Phia, Sasha and Lily – 4th place
Pop Up Mixed Dressage
Phia and Jasmine – 10th place
National Individual Novice 27
Lily – 14th place
National Individual Preliminary 14
Sasha – 6th place
National Team Mixed Dressage
Phia, Sasha and Lily – 8th place
The day was a great success and a real chance to see all that hard work from training pay off. There was tremendous team spirit and comments received from bystanders on the behaviour and demeanour of our girls, one in particular commenting on how happy and smiley they were.
We were incredibly proud of all of the girls’ achievements, and particularly delighted to recognise Jasmine from Woodbridge Prep, one of our youngest competitors on the day with all the attributes of a future shining star.