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National Championship Finals for the Queen Mary’s Riders

Date: Friday 19th October 2018 Time: 08:19am

A record seven teams and six individual girls from Queen Mary’s have qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association Championship Finals and this week will compete to become national champions.

The girls will compete over the four day event against strong competition in Show Jumping and Jumping with Style classes where they have previously been crowned national champions. 

Dee Ormston, Queen Mary’s Riding Captain said: “Previous successes may add to the pressure on some teams, but the support and training that we have received from Robert Blane and Emma Swinburn, alongside the Queen Mary’s have-a-go mentality, have given us the determination and resilience to dig deep, ride each stride at a time and enjoy what will be an amazing experience.”

The girls will compete in several classes including the 70-75cm and 80-85cm Show Jumping, the 70-75cm and 80-85cm Jumping with Style and one of the senior girls will compete in the 110cm class.

Carole Cameron, Head at Queen Mary’s School is delighted: “Congratulations to the girls and our Equestrian Centre staff. Qualification for the national finals is a tremendous achievement in itself but for a team where all the girls are aged 16 or younger, the qualification is even more impressive. Queen Mary’s provides girls with the opportunity to compete at a high level from a young age and also to gain confidence and self-assurance.”  

Queen Mary’s offers a broad curriculum, allowing pupils to pursue their interests within small classes designed to encourage their development and achievement. The next Open Morning will take place on Saturday 10 November. For more information please call 01845 575040.