Sixth formers produce stunning display to take national bronze
PUBLISHED: 14:07 17 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:07 17 August 2016
Felsted School’s senior riding team achieved an incredible third place at the National Schools’ Championships after performing brilliantly over a very challenging course in the infamous Hickstead arena.
Sixth formers Sam Wisbey, Jemima Upton and Molly McGuckian were competing against 57 other teams from schools across the UK.
After a strong start, the team held their nerve as they made it through to the final jump-off, where they finished with just four faults and a score of 12, placing them third in the UK.
Out of 174 riders competing, all three Felsted riders also finished in the individual top 10.
Year 12, Sam Wisbey said: “Jumping in the Hickstead arena was an incredible opportunity.
“We are very proud to have placed third out of so many schools.”
Felsted has had a number of successes at a regional and national level in the past few years, including a significant number of individual and group qualifiers for the NSEA National Schools Showjumping Championships in October.
Felstead headmaster Chris Townsend put the superb finish in context. He added: “This triumph for Felsted Riding is up there with the very best of the school’s sporting achievements. The team should be incredibly proud.”
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