Menu

Equestrian Talent Shines at Bloxham's Eventer Challenge Grand Final

Bloxham School Equestrian Eventer Challenge 2017Over 120 brave riders battled the elements to compete for top prizes at the final leg of what has been a very exciting Eventer Challenge Series.

The series has been running since October 2016 and teams and individuals from far and wide have been earning qualifying points throughout the six previous rounds. Riders and teams with the most points were invited to take part in the Grand Final, also held at the glorious Aston-Le-Walls Equestrian Centre. Riders competed in classes from 65cm up to 110cm and really enjoyed the opportunity to contend an array of prizes including championship rugs, sashes, numnahs, horse treats, leadropes and beautiful rosettes! Bloxham's famous catering team provided tea, coffee and home-baked cookies and flapjack to keep the hardy riders on top form in the chilly, windy weather. A fun parents' class took place in the middle of the day, with some debate over the results, but it was agreed Sarah Hopwell won with a lovely clear round over the 80cm course. Winning teams and riders were able to take part in a lap of honour, galloping around the arena to the very fitting "We are the Champions" music; a great way to celebrate the end of the competition!

Riders have been awarded points throughout the series, contibuting to both individual and school team scores. There were prizes for overall winners of the series and the winners on the day of the championship:

 

 League Individual

League Team 

 Championship Individual

Championship Team 

 65cm

Maizey J (Sibford)

Sibford

Poppy S (Chenderit) 

Chenderit

 80cm

George V-R (Witham Hall)

Witham Hall

George V-R (Witham Hall)

Kimbolton 

 90cm

Katie J (Kimbolton)

Tudor Hall

Poppy P (Winchester House School)

Witham Hall

 100cm

Grace H (Bloxham)

Bloxham

Indy Y (Tudor Hall)

Bloxham

 110cm

George H (Bloxham)

 -

India W (Bloxham)

 -

A huge well done to all of the competitors who have competed in any of the Eventer Challenge rounds and a big thank you to Fran Bird and Sarah Hopwell, as well as Tom Jones at Aston Le Walls for organising such a fantastic event.   

The Flickr photo album can be accessed here.

Bloxham School Eventing Team