Rosettes and Ribbons

The Farleigh Riding Team's success means we are on the leaderboard with some of the best schools in the country. We have already had two qualifications for National Championships and we are only halfway through the year!

Winning the Show Jumping County Qualifier competition at Sparsholt College early in the spring term meant, as county champions, the team qualified to represent Hampshire, and Farleigh, at the NSEA County Championships, held at Bury Farm in Buckinghamshire at the end of April. Cristina Isla Scales, William Mead, Skye Pleydell-Bouverie and Jemima Snook had an amazing two days and performed with all the sportsmanship we would expect, supporting each other through the highs and the lows of team eventing! A special mention to Lexie Buckley, who qualified in the County Qualifier, but was unable to take part in the County Championships and was replaced by Jemima.

At the NSEA Moreton One Day Event in Dorset, Daisy Butterworth, Emily Callard, Poppy Keith and Skye rode as 'Team Farleigh', whilst Toby Carter represented the school in the individual event. Congratulations to them all as they scooped 1st prize in both the team and individual competition.

In April, Xanthe Henderson, Polly Ledger, Cristina, Jemima, and Skye took part in the Burford School Eventer Challenge at Wickstead. Skye rode excellently, managing to complete two clear rounds in perfect time, coming 1st and qualifying for a coveted place at the National Eventer Challenge Championship to be held in late May at Hickstead.

More recently, Emily and Toby have had One Day Event success: Emily competed for Farleigh in the 80cm class at NSEA Swalcliffe Park One Day Event in Banbury. Competing against over 100 children from all over the country, she led the field after an excellent performance in her dressage test, and picked up no penalties or time faults in the show jumping or the cross country to win her class. Toby came 5th out of 30 in his class at the Calmseden ODE.

What a great team! Congratulations.