KING’S Ely’s Equestrian Team was on top form at the National Schools Equestrian Association’s (NSEA) Arena Eventing Qualifiers.

Two of King’s Ely’s teams and three of the school’s individual riders qualified for the National Championships at the qualifiers, which were held at Forest Edge Arena in Swaffham, Norfolk.

The 90cms team of Adele Shaw, Ellie Grimsey and Emily Gredley won their class and qualified for the National Championships. Adele also qualified as an individual rider after winning the class.

The 1m team of Emily Gredley, Katie Cameron and Eleanor Fairey won their class and qualified. Katie Cameron also qualified as an individual rider after winning the class.

In the 1m 10cms class, Katie and Eleanor competed as individual riders. Katie came first and Eleanor came second, resulting in them both qualifying for the National Championships in that class too.

The girls also qualified for the Championship Plate as Ellie secured fourth place in the 80cms class, Emily came fifth in the 90cms class and the 1m class, and Eleanor secured sixth place in the 1m class.

Manager of the King’s Ely Equestrian Team, Sue Cameron, said: “It was an extremely successful day for the Equestrian Team in what was the school’s first equestrian event of the season. The students were all thrilled with their results and it looks like they have another exciting season ahead of them.”

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