PERSHORE High School year nine student Charlotte Albutt was crowned winner in the Individual Intermediate Class at the National Schools Hunter Trial run by Winchester House School at Foxhill Farm in Northamptonshire on Sunday.
Charlotte was riding her new horse, Ballyanne Boy, and the partnership looks set for great things in the season ahead.
There were more than 60 competitors in the class involving riders tackling the challenging cross country course at Foxhill Farm, not only going clear but also within a specified time.
Charlotte rode a perfect round to claim first prize and received a beautiful rosette and rug for her efforts, as well as the acclamation of winning in such a big class against so many riders from other schools.
Charlotte is one of four in Pershore High School’s equestrian team, which has been successful in earning entry to ride at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday in the Inter-Schools showjumping.
It is the first time Pershore High’s equestrian team have been successful in their entry to compete at the event as entries for this class at the show are always massively over-subscribed, so entry is extremely difficult.
The quartet of Sophie Coll, Jessica Thomas, Charlotte Albutt and Erin Carvill will take part in the 90cm showjumping class representing the school.
It is a long way to go but to compete at such a high level event will be a very exciting opportunity. Hopes are high for the team following Charlotte’s win on Sunday and Jessica’s continued success in the Working Hunter classes which she is also competing in at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday and Sunday.