Stylish Start to Equestrian Season

Brentwood School’s Equestrian team started the 2020 season in style with a convincing win in the 95 Eventer Challenge class at Brook Farm Equestrian Centre on Saturday 1st February.

The team of Ben Hogarth (a super second individually), Emma Philpot, Sophie Philpot and Imogen Pohl rode superbly to gain qualification for the Hickstead Championships in May. 

Imogen Pohl also judged a perfect round to be within half a second of the undisclosed optimum time for an individual win on her second pony. The same team of four riders and horses went on to produce a strong fourth placing in a competitive 95 showjumping class.

After a very long day, the final class resulted in Brentwood’s team of three consisting of Ben, Emma and Sophie coming an outstanding second place in the 105 showjumping. This gained them qualification for the Elite Showjumping Championships at Hickstead in August and also the National NSEA Championships in October. 

Team Coach, Mrs Annette Philpot, said: “This result was especially pleasing as Emma’s horse is only five years old while Ben and Sophie‘s horses have only recently come back to work after suffering medical issues last year.

“A big thank you to riders, parents and supporters for their incredible input without whom such results would not be achieved. We all send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to the young rider from Ascot who sustained a nasty injury on the day.”