Brentwood School’s Equestrian team had a resounding win representing Essex at the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) competition held at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire, yesterday.
The team won the National County Show Jumping Championships in the 90cm category on a zero score competing against 27 other counties. Only one other team from the county of East Sussex ended on a zero score but they were over 10 seconds behind.
The team of Emma Philpot, aged 14, and Eloise Squibb, aged 11, both from the Senior School, and 10–year-olds Tia Squibb and Ellie Burrell, from the Preparatory School, rode exceptionally well with Ellie also triumphant individually on her brilliant pony Ellie's Miss Chief. Eloise won a further accolade by being awarded the style prize from the 164 competitors in this class.
As a result of this win, the four riders will now represent England at the Home International Showjumping Championships in October at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire.
The same team continued a successful day to be placed 5th in the 100cm category. Delighted Team Manager, Mrs Annette Philpot, said she was so proud of the girls. “It was a fitting reward for the girls' hard work and training prior to the event and repeated Brentwood's brilliant win last year in the 80cm and 90cm categories!”