Equestrian Team reign supreme

Brentwood School’s Equestrian Team won three of the four team events at this weekend's Show Jumping competition organised by Felsted School and held at the Norton Heath Equestrian Centre.

Brentwood’s team - Emma Philpot, Jack Cooke, Thomas Philpot, Grace Parrish and Sophie Philpot - triumphed with a hat-trick of victories in the 80cms; 90cms and 1metre classes. They also pulled off a string of individual successes.

The team’s achievement was all the more remarkable as our young riders were up against a strong field of over 20 schools all competing in this National Schools’ Equestrian Association affiliated competition.

Individual places were awarded to Emma Philpott, 4th, Grace Parrish, 6th, in the 80cms class; Emma Philpot, 1st, Jack Cooke, 2nd, Thomas Philpott, 4th, in the 90cms class; and Jack Cooke, 2nd, Emma Philpott, 3rd, and Thomas Philpott, 4th, in the 1metre class.

Headmaster Ian Davies said: “This is fantastic news. Congratulations to all our riders!”