Jemima and Tasmin spend the summer globe-trotting!

We are delighted to start the autumn term with some fantastic news from two of our equestrian pupils.

Jemima, Year 12, is now officially an international dressage rider, having represented Australia at the CDI at Hickstead on 23-28th July. She held her own amongst the competition and got through to the freestyle on the last day, where they danced and pirouetted beautifully. All the music they used is on the theme of ‘black’ due to Sir Willy’s colour. The competition was televised so it was lovely to hear the sort of things the commentators were saying about them and not just the score sheet. They loved her patting the horse when he did well even though it was part way through a movement and the elegant changes in the routine. They got a very credible 66+% and the Australian team was thrilled with them. Congratulations to Jemima and good luck for her competition in Belgium this week. 

Tasmin, Jemima’s sister, has been training a vaulting horse since Christmas for the club that she helps with. They competed in their second competition with the team and got a fantastic score of 6.8. Tasmin is an inspiration to the group and it is lovely to have so many parents of the other children saying such lovely things about her, not just about her choreography, but her encouragement and patience. The competition was at Talygarn, Wales on the 4th August. Their next competition is the English championships, so very impressive to have helped a group of youngsters to progress this far already.

What brilliant news from both sisters and we wish them all the best for the autumn term.