The event was a one day Inter-Schools NSEA Competition on Saturday 11 May at Stonar School in Wiltshire.
Ella Woolls-Lewis with Conker, and Ellie Cooper with Reggie entered the 80cm class. There were over 100 riders so the class was split into four sections. The day started with a dressage test, followed by a ten-fence show jumping course and ended with a 17-fence timed cross country course. So a busy day but the sun was shining which always helps.
Both Ella and Ellie had a successful dressage test. Next was the show jumping where, sadly, Ella took a tumble out the side door when Conker stopped at a fence. She was not then allowed to continue to the cross country.
Ellie managed a clear round on the show jumping, followed by a clear round out on the cross country course. A few tricky fences meant that Ellie nearly came off but she managed to retain control and her stirrups! She completed within the specified time window so did not pick up any penalties and came first in her class section & third overall – an excellent achievement.
Ellie and Reggie have now qualified for the National Schools ODE Championships taking place at Stonar in early September 2019.