Carmel College Showjumping Team in National Schools’ Final

The Carmel College Showjumping Team of Eleanor Clulow, Sarah Wilcock and Eva Carter (all in 9C) travelled to Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckinghamshire at the weekend.  The team had qualified as Durham County Champions for the 90cm National Schools’ Equestrian Association County Showjumping Championship.  Eleanor, Sarah and Eva rode their ponies Sariska, Patch and Stormzy over 2 rounds of show jumps, the second round having a timed section with jumps up to 95cm.  Despite some excellent riding, the team were not placed.  Sarah and Patch, having also qualified as individuals in the 90cm and 1m classes had 4 rounds to jump.  They were placed 3rd in the 90cm and 5th in the 1m.  The girls’ form teacher, Mrs Atherton was not able to make the 230-mile journey to the Championships, however, she has given the girls a huge amount of support, attending all of the county qualifying competitions and arranging registration and entries with NSEA.