On 7 October four girls represented St Helen and St Katharine in the National School Equestrian Association Eventing Championships Final 2018. Originally qualifying as a team of 3 at Swalcliffe they went into the competition with an additional fourth team member, Scarlett (9J) who proved to be a valued asset to the team with the highest score.
Charlotte (U6F), Lottie (L6C), Zoe (10L) and Scarlett started the day with some fantastic dressage scores from the whole team, especially Scarlett coming out of the ring with an impressive 26.3. As the day continued the nerves escalated and the intensity built. Moving on to the show jumping, our first rider Zoe came through with a speedy clear round, followed by Charlotte with an equally fast round but unfortunately with the last pole down. Scarlett jumped her heart out too with a swift clear round.
With a quick turnaround they were back out into the warm up for the cross country. First out of the gate was Zoe with a fantastic clear, picking up no time faults. Scarlett, Lottie and Charlotte were soon to follow with exciting clear rounds, it was obvious they were enjoying every moment with beaming smiles.
After team members finished riding there were many nervous hours waiting for the final results. St Helen’s team finished 3rd in the Championship Final. Scarlett also secured fifth as an individual rider. An extremely rewarding result for us, all our hard work paid off.