School Equestrian Team ride to National Success
4th November 2013

Students at New Hall School in Chelmsford are celebrating after their Equestrian Team won a host of prizes over the weekend. Year 10 student, Jo Thorogood won the 80cm Jumping with Style class making her National Champion and the school team were crowned NSEA Reserve Champions 2013 at the National School’s Equestrian Association Championships. 


The competition, which was held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Buckingham, saw New Hall students as young as 11 compete against some of the best riders in the country.


Student Jo Thorogood, was crowned National Champion after winning the 80cm Jumping with Style class with an almost perfect score of 3.5 style marks which is an outstanding achievement.  The 70cm show jumping team rode fantastically and were crowned NSEA Reserve Champions for the second year running.


New Hall School Principal Katherine Jeffrey said:  “We are incredibly proud of all of the riders. They showed wonderful team spirit and gave excellent performances against some of the best riders in the country.”


For more information please contact Heather Barras on 01245 467 588 or email:



·       New Hall School is a leading Catholic independent boarding & day school for boys and girls aged 3-18.

·       Founded in 1642, New Hall School, Chelmsford, is the oldest Catholic school in England that has always taken girls. Following the establishment of its new charitable status as New Hall School Trust in 2005, in a pioneering move the former convent school opened its doors to senior boys.

·       New Hall School are proud of their academic achievements. This year students achieved 100% success rate in GCSE and A Level Examinations.



Heather Barras


New Hall School, The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3HS | 01245 467 588 |

Independent Catholic boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3-18

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