Framlingham College Riding team excelled at the recent National Schools Equestrian Association Championship Plate on 2nd & 3rd December 2017 at Keysoe, Bedfordshire.
The teams, who had previously had to qualify for the competition, competed in the classes for Arena Eventing (Jumping with Style) at 85cm to 105cm. On Saturday, the team’s results in the 85cm class were a good start; the team score was clear and they finished 7th out of 14 teams. Team members were Hettie Meadows, Tabby Wade, Sophie Pettitt and Jasmine Slater, who all rode well, with good style marks.
Then, in a class at 80/85cm, a qualifier for the Eventer Challenge to be held at Hickstead in May 2018, the team duly won and qualified! Hettie Meadows, Tabby Wade, Sophie Pettitt and Amelia Slater all jumped super rounds. Individually, Sophie Pettitt came first overall & Amelia Slater came second, with both girls also qualifying for the individual event at Hickstead.
On Sunday, the day also started well in the 95cm with another team win for Hettie Meadows, Tabby Wade, Lucy Carter and Amelia Slater. All involved were thrilled to have been placed but to win was one step further than they had dreamed of. The Framlingham College parents let out a rather excited team cheer in support!!
All of the riders competing for Framlingham College are also members of local riding club and pony clubs in Suffolk.