18th Mar, 2018

National stage beckons for Pershore High School riders

Liam Moakes 14th Jun, 2017 Updated: 14th Jun, 2017

PERSHORE High School’s equestrian team riders have enjoyed notable success at the National Schools Equestrian Association Championship Qualifiers at Rectory Farm, Cirencester.

Lauren Carpenter, 14, won the 90cm class on Drumcong Miller to qualify for the National Championship and 18-year-old Sophie Rushton won the 1m Individual class on Hooray Henry to book her place.

The team of Rushton, Charlotte Albutt, Jessica Thomas and Grace Plowman won the 1m Team Class to qualify and Plowman, 14, triumphed in the 1.10m Individual Pony class on Fernville Max.

Rushton was second in the 1.10m Individual class on Hooray Henry to reach another event on the national stage, whilst Carpenter, Mouse Robinson and Verity Hodge came third in the 90cm class and qualify for the Championship Plate competition.

Carpenter was fourth in the 1m class on Drumcong Miller, qualifying for the Championship Plate.

These achievements followed success at Hartpury in another championship qualifier the day before in which Carpenter was second in the 90cm competition and has qualified for the National Championship.

The 80cm team of Erin Hobbs, Karus Robinson, Grace Titterton and Gemma Williams were third and have qualified for the Championship Plate and the 90cm team of Lily Elliott, Titterton, Carpenter and Verity Hodge finished fourth and have reached the Championship Plate.

Carpenter also came sixth in the 80cm Individual class to qualify for the Championship Plate and Elliott was tenth in the 80cm.

Squad manager Rachel Kilmister said: “It was a truly amazing weekend of competition. Thank you to all the parents who constantly support my team of amazing riders.”

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