Young riders make great strides at competitions
- Credit: Archant
Equestrian There were a number of notable successes for the riders of King’s Ely during the half-term break.
At Norton Heath Equestrian Centre, Katie Cameron secured a qualification for the national championships in the 80cms on her established partner Mayland’s Delight. This was a result of coming second out of 78 riders in a highly competitive class.
The King’s team secured third place overall but narrowly missed out on qualification. The 80cms team was Emily Gredley, Rebecca Everitt, Katie Cameron and Phoebe Plumb.
In the 90cms class the youngest rider, Emily Gredley, stepped in as a late substitution, and rose to the challenge to jump the course, a height she had not done competitively previously. The team of Emily, Katie and Phoebe placed fourth and Katie secured an individual fifth place. There were 15 teams and 72 riders.
A team of four for the 80cms and 90cms classes as the prestigious Houghton International Horse trials, also produced some strong results.
The 80cms team – Rachael Attwood, Katie Cameron, Thea Holdaway and Emily Gredley – came a respectable second from a field of 19 teams. Katie secured a sixth place individually in the secondary school section and Emily Gredley came first in the primary school section.
The 90cms team of Rachael Attwood, Katie Cameron and Freia Gould finished fourth from 12 teams.