school's new equestrian team trots into first competition
at Highbridge's King Alfred School who have formed a new equestrian
team have this week been competing in their first competition.
Dixon, 13, and Emily Lowe, 12, travelled to Millfield Prep School
to take part in an inter-schools 'jumping and style' competition.
entered a pre-competition warm-up round and both achieved a clear
round and received rosettes.
on his pony Dee and Emily on her pony called Mr Bertie Bassett
went on to jump clear rounds in the 70cm class over a course of
show jumps followed by a timed section over cross-country style
were also marked on the way they rode, and received positive comments
from the judge.
day was enjoyed by everyone, and all agreed that it was a great
first outing for the team, " a school spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are now planning for their next competition, to be held in Gloucestershire,
at the end of March.
is hoped that more members of the team, who are trained by BSJA
Accredited Coach Erica Oldham at Alstone Court Riding Establishment
in Highbridge, will be able to take part.