Leweston's Equestrian Team become National Champions

Leweston School's Equestrian Team were victorious at the 'All England Jumping Course', Hickstead, for the NSEA Eventers Challenge, National County Dressage and Showjumping Championships

Leweston's Equestrian Team become National Champions
National Champions (left to right) Poppy Y, May S, Jessica W and Molly C (Photo: Leweston School)

Leweston School's Equestrian Team were victorious at the 'All England Jumping Course', Hickstead, for the NSEA Eventers Challenge, National County Dressage and Showjumping Championships

The three days of competition started well with the Dressage team coming a very close second in the National County Dressage Championships.

With a second at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and a second in the dressage Leweston were not surprised to just get pipped to second again this time in the Novice (80-85cm) Eventers Challenge Championships!

However, with 44 teams and 222 competitors riding in this event it was a great achievement for the team.

Tara W riding Peasedown Toners Neo had a long overnight wait to see where she would eventually be placed individually and the school was delighted to see a Leweston rider on the podium in the silver position at prizegiving.

Their younger squad riders also did well and brought a team fourth place back to Dorset in the Mini (70-75cm) National County Show Jumping.

Crowning glory came on Day Three in the Intermediate (90-95cm) National County SJ Championships when the team held onto their top spot after the first round and rode thrilling jump-off rounds to win the National County SJ title.

Many congratulations to Molly C, May S, Jessica W and Poppy Y.

Leweston are thrilled to have won a Team National Title for the third year running and to take so many top eight placings – their very best results at Hickstead.

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