Tuesday 4 April saw the first leg of the new North Devon Schools Show Jumping League, held at Coxleigh Barton Equestrian Centre, near Barnstaple, where teams from South Molton Community College picked a hat trick of firsts in each of the four classes.
Maisie Atkinson, riding It’s About Time took individual first in 60 cm, while one of South Molton’s three teams, Thunder, won 70 cm class; (Maisie Atkinson, Anna Drury, Molly Matthews and Chloe Sanders) while Storm (Maisie Atkinson, Izzy Beard, Molly Matthews and Grace Sinclair) took first place in the 80cm and 90cm classes. South Molton’s third team Lightening (Fraser Boundy, Lily Cronk, Josh Flanagan and Jess Cumings) were also placed twice on the day.
Schools competing in the League included the Community Colleges from South Molton: Chulmleigh; Pilton; Park School; Holsworthy; Torrington; Bideford, The Gateway Federation and West Buckland School.
Each of the four classes included teams and individual entries – a total of 58 combinations jumped as individuals throughout the day. The South Molton Community College pupils also picked up a number of additional individual rosettes.
The students looked really smart in their school colours, donated by our sponsor Acorn Saddlery. We have 3 more competitions before the championship in the summer…watch this space.