Community and Competition

Many of our students are from rural communities and the summer holidays are a busy time with local and county shows. They provide a chance for these communities to get together and celebrate their way of life, and also compete in the various classes.  Not for the first time our students have been shining in the equestrian field.
The Woolsery Show at Clovelly Court is the most local to the school and Gemma was competing in the 1ft9" showjuming class on her pony Paddy.  Another of our talented students who has featured in our news before for her showjumping, Imogen, was sadly unable to compete due to her horse being lame.  Instead she elected to volunteer and was stewarding in one of the rings. She saw Gemma and another student, Kizzy, who will be joining us in September.

Imogen commented, "I did help steward at the show jumping ring and I thought it was a friendly, well run show with lots of entertainment- the inter-hunt relay is always my favourite! Gemma and Kizzy did really well and hopefully we can have a school team for the league next year."
Gemma and Paddy (who is clearly taking the whole think in his stride and having a rest here!) did brilliantly and won 2nd prize.

In addition to the competitors many of the marshalls were familiar faces as the local Cadet groups were there to organise the parking and the show visitors. We have a lot of students in these groups and they have had a busy time volunteering at many of the local events.  It's wonderful to see so many giving up their time to serve the community as it is an important part of the ethos of the school.