It was the team’s most successful competition ever, and every competitor in the squad should be proud of their performance. Jake Barton’s exceptional display placed him ahead of 78 competitors to finish overall winner across all counties.
A report by the School’s Equine Coordinator Mrs Barton:
The Mini team (70cm) of Daisy Fowler, Charlie Woodrow, Maddie Nagele and Anthony Berry jumped outside in sub zero temperatures. Faultless rounds from Daisy, Maddie and Anthony meant they finished on 0 penalties to beat 11 other teams and win not only the Herts County Championships but also the Tri Counties competition with Anthony and Daisy also getting individual placings. They will now go on to represent Hertfordshire at the National finals in April.
The Novice team (80cm) of Daisy Fowler, Tamar Duncan, Maddie Nagele and Taila Clarke also jumped well outside. Clear rounds from Taila and Daisy secured them 5th place against 17 other teams with Daisy getting placed individually. Charlotte Lavery, riding as an individual, jumped a fantastic double clear on Gem who she had never jumped before, and only just missed out on a placing – a brilliant achievement.
In the Open competition (1m) we had two teams who both jumped well. Our team of Rebecca Taylor, Taila Clarke, Jake Barton and Josh Barton finished up winning both the Herts County Championships and the Tri Counties competition so they too will go on to represent Herts at the National finals. The other team of Rebecca and Jake on their other horses, Georgia and Anthony finished 4th. Josh jumped a brilliant clear on Connor to win the overall competition and the County Championship title.