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Queen Mary’s School Riders Excel at Hickstead Championship

In a thrilling display of equestrian talent, Queen Mary’s School riders showcased their technical skills and team spirit at Hickstead this weekend. 

Lily had a brilliant start to the competition, winning the warm-up 70cm class on Friday, setting a positive tone for the weekend.

Saturday Highlights:
In the 70/75cm Arena Eventing, the team comprising Sophia, Pippa, Lily and Isabel delivered impressive performances, finishing 13th out of 38 teams with three fantastic clear rounds.

Queen Mary’s School’s first-ever Dressage Team made a strong debut, finishing in 12th position with outstanding scores. Team members Devina, Isabel, Peggy and Lily represented the school with distinction. Additionally, Nellie Munyard had a beautiful test in the Pop-Up Finals, securing a 4th place finish.

Sunday Highlights:
The 80/85cm Arena Eventing saw Peggy achieving 9th place out of 109 individual riders with a stunning clear round. Isabel followed closely, delivering another great clear round, just missing out on prizes by 3 seconds off the optimum time. Isabel also had an unlucky fence in the 70cm Showjumping.

Monday Highlights:
In the 80/85cm Showjumping, despite a challenging day, Lily and Peggy both jumped brilliant clear rounds. Isabel and Pippa rode very well but had an unlucky pole, placing the team 17th out of 38 teams. Lily Huber distinguished herself by finishing 3rd out of 97 riders overall.

To conclude the weekend, Peggy Attwood had a lovely round in the 1m October Championships qualifier, narrowly missing out on a qualifying spot and finishing 6th out of 37 riders.

“The weekend was filled with team spirit and exceptional performances from all the girls. With over 100 riders in each class, the competition was fierce, yet Queen Mary’s School riders stood out with their dedication and skill, “ said Alice Clennan, Equestrian Centre Manager, Queen Mary’s School.

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