THREE King’s Ely riders qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Championship Plate.

Four members of the King’s Ely Equestrian Team competed in the NSEA Show Jumping Competition at Forest Edge Arena in Swaffham, Norfolk, earlier this month.

Ellie Grimsey and Harriet Froud competed as individuals in the 70cms class. Both riders jumped superb double clears and Ellie secured a place in the Championship Plate after coming third. Ellie went on to compete in the 80cms class and, despite jumping very well, was unplaced.

In the 1m class, a clear round saw Eleanor Fairey qualifying for the Championship Plate after being placed sixth. Katie Cameron also qualified after coming third in the 1m 10cms class.

There is some good news, too, for the equestrian team from the previous week’s competition. Having narrowly missed out on a place in the National Final, King’s Ely’s 90cms team (Adele Shaw, Ryan Shaw, Eleanor Fairey and Ellie Grimsey) have now been re-instated to second place after an error by the event organiser was rectified.

As a result, the squad will now be off to the NSEA Championships taking place in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, in December.

Manager of the King’s Ely Equestrian Team, Sue Cameron, said: “Our riders continue to be very competitive, which puts us in a strong position for the coming year.”

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