Brentwood School’s Equestrian Team are enjoying their best ever season after a string of very successful outings over the half-term break.
The young team put on an unbelievable display in the Inter-Schools Show Jumping Competition held at the Wix Equestrian Centre securing a string of individual and team victories.
The Inter-Schools Show Jumping Competition was also an NSEA Championship Qualifier, meaning the Brentwood riders will now go on to compete in the National Finals at Addington in October in the 70cm, 80cm and 90cm team categories, dressage, and a plethora of individual classes.
Team Manager Ms Kelly Miller said: “It has been an incredibly successful half-term and season for Brentwood School. Coach Mrs Annette Philpot and I are proud of each and every one of these riders. They compete with determination and are a tribute to Brentwood School.”
The 70cm team, consisting of Imogen Pohl, Sophie Philpot, Niamh Mills and debut rider Jessica Lee, won their class to qualify for the National Championships. Individually in this competition Imogen was placed 1st and Jessica 3rd.
However, the Brentwood riders did not stop there. The 80cm Blue team, consisting of Emma and Sophie Philpot, Grace Parrish and Imogen Pohl, also went on to win and qualify while the 80cm white team, consisting of Imogen Pohl, Jessica Lee and Niamh Mills, were placed 6th.
In addition to the team successes, Emma was placed 1st, Imogen 3rd, Sophie 4th and Jessica 5th individually.
To round off a glorious day of show jumping, the 90cm team, consisting of Sophie and Emma Philpot, Grace Parrish and Jessica Lee, also qualified for the National Finals by finishing 2nd. But, given their win earlier in the season at the County Championships they had already got their golden ticket. Sophie Philpot also qualified individually by being placed 2nd.
*Earlier in the half-term break, two of the School’s equestrian teams travelled to Hickstead in Sussex and competed in the NSEA National Eventer Challenge and Show Jumping Qualifiers just missing out on a podium position.
In the Jumping competition the 70cm team, consisting of Sophie Philpot, Niamh Mills and Imogen Pohl came 5th, with Imogen being placed 4th individually; the 80cm team, consisting of Emma and Sophie Philpot, Imogen Pohl and Grace Parrish achieved 4th, with Emma being placed 5th individually.