KING’S Ely’s Equestrian Team will be representing the school at both the National Schools’ Equestrian Association (NSEA) Show Jumping Finals and the Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019.
Some of the school’s riders will also be competing at the Hickstead Elite Qualifiers following their stellar efforts at the NSEA Show Jumping Qualifiers, held at Forest Edge Arena in Swaffham, Norfolk.
In the 70cms class, Ellie Grimsey came second, qualifying for the County Championships. Ryan De Sousa came fifth. In the 80cms class, Ryan De Sousa qualified for the County Championships after coming fifth.
In the 90cms class, the team of Adele Shaw, Ryan De Sousa, Ellie Grimsey and Emily Gredley came second, qualifying them for both the County Championships and the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Adele Shaw won the class, qualifying her for the County Championships as an individual.
In the 1m class, the team of Adele Shaw, Emily Gredley, Katie Cameron and Eleanor Fairey won, qualifying them for both the County Championships and Hickstead International. Katie came second individually, qualifying her for the County Championships. Emily came fifth individually and Eleanor was sixth.
In the 1m 10cms class, Eleanor Fairey came fourth, again qualifying her for the County Championships. Katie Cameron came sixth.
Manager of the King’s Ely Equestrian Team, Sue Cameron, said: “Our riders’ success on the day means they will be representing Cambridgeshire schools at a national competition, representing King’s Ely at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and for those who qualified for Hickstead, it will be a chance to jump in the main arena at an international competition. The hard work and dedication of the riders, their parents and some very talented ponies has culminated in some amazing successes recently. I am not only proud of their results, but also how they conduct themselves and have fun when they are together and competing.”