8th Dec, 2016

Superb showjumping win for Pershore High pupils

Liam Moakes 20th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THERE was more success for the Pershore High School equestrian team as they secured first place in the 1m showjumping event at a prestigious competition.

The Pershore team attended the National Schools Equestrian Association showjumping event at Allens Hill Competition and Livery Centre in Pinvin and they rose to the occasion – the first time a National Schools competition has been held in the area.

The 90cm class was also a qualifier for the Royal Windsor Horse Show which the team entered last year.

Gemma Williams rode in the 70cm class and then went on to join forces as team with Erin Hobbs and Lorna Beard for the 80cm, but they were not placed.

The 90cm Windsor qualifier was well fought as only one team earned a place at Windsor and Pershore’s Grace Plowman, Hannah Cartwright and Katie Caldicott performed fantastically well as Grace finished in third place individually and Hannah fourth.

Unfortunately, this was not enough to put them in first place to qualify but they were nevertheless brilliant results individually.

The other Pershore team of Jess Thomas, Erin Hobbs and Lauren Carpenter were outside the placing as well.

The 1m class was the biggest of the day but Pershore’s team of Jess Thomas, Grace Plowman, Hannah Cartwright and Katie Caldicott were not put off.

They rode beautifully and their hard work paid off as they won the team competition. Hannah was also placed third individually which is a massive achievement at such a big height.