King's Ely riders make school history at national championships

King�s Ely equestrian team made school history at the national equestrian championship. Picture: KING'S ELY

King�s Ely equestrian team made school history at the national equestrian championship. Picture: KING'S ELY

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King's Ely equestrian team made school history at the national championships.

King’s Ely equestrian team made school history at the national equestrian championship. Picture: KING'S ELYKing’s Ely equestrian team made school history at the national equestrian championship. Picture: KING'S ELY

Riders from some of the UK’s top equestrian schools battled it out in competitive classes as part of the national schools equestrian association’s (NSEA) championships.

The three-day event took place at the College Equestrian Centre in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, from October 19 to 22.

The national champions accolade was secured by Eleanor Fairey, Emily Gredley, Katie Cameron and Adele Shaw in the finale of the competition, where they represented King’s Ely as a team in the 1m jumping with style (JwS), arena eventing category.

Fast and stylish rounds from all four girls resulted in them securing first place.

King’s Ely equestrian team made school history at the national equestrian championship. Picture: KING'S ELYKing’s Ely equestrian team made school history at the national equestrian championship. Picture: KING'S ELY

On the previous day, the team of Emily Gredley, Adele Shaw, Ellie Grimsey and Katie Cameron competed in the 95cms JwS Arena Eventing class and secured third place out of 29 teams.

On the first day of the competition, King’s Ely also came ninth in the 95cms team show jumping class, out of 46 teams.

Manager of the King’s Ely equestrian team, Sue Cameron, said: “The riders were exceptional in their support for each other and an absolute credit to the school.”

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