Despite freezing conditions at The Jays, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 9 December; the Woodbridge School riders excelled at all levels to land three County Titles in Show Jumping.
The younger team of Sophia, Eve (9) (both still at the Abbey) with team mates Lily and Alex did faultless rounds to be narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the 70cms Show Jumping NSEA Suffolk County Qualifier. Lily, however, produced a super round to win the class and be crowned Suffolk Champion and qualify to represent the school and Suffolk at the NSEA County Show Jumping Championships. Eve was also placed 3rd individually.
The next level caused problems with no single School finishing on a zero score; but the Woodbridge School team of Ada, Perdi, Lily and Alex completed on a score of 4 to win, be crowned Suffolk Champions and qualify for the NSEA County SJ Champs next April. Alex was also placed 4th individually.
Woodbridge had one team to compete in the 90cms competition of Ada (11), Alex (12), Perdi (11) and Olivia (12). This is a new height for this team and they all rode with excellent skill to produce 3 out of 4 immaculate clear rounds. The Class finished with Woodbridge taking the win on a zero score and again be crowned Suffolk Champions and qualify for the NSEA County SJ Champs in April 2018. Ada was also placed 5th individually.
The children are very lucky to receive two training sessions a week provided through the School. This gives the opportunity for every child to train at least once a week if they have other school commitments. The training is geared around practice for competing as well as technical improvement. The children work really hard and this is really paying off, producing such consistent results. They also have a lot of fun.
The NSEA County Championships are held at Bury Farm, Bedfordshire in April 2018. The Woodbridge riders will be representing the School and Suffolk at the Championships.
Individual winner Lily on Annabelle;
Eve on Big Ben was 3rd;
Team of Lily, Eve, Sophia and Alex were 2nd.
Team of Ada, Lily, Alex & Perdi won and qualified;
Team of Eve, Lily, Sophia and Lolly were 5th;
Alex riding Faith the Third was 4th.
Team of Ada, Alex , Perdi and Lolly won and qualified;
Ada was 5th individually.