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St Swithun’s Students excel at Equestrian Event

On Sunday 26th March, six students from St Swithun’s travelled to compete in the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Eventers Challenge.
The team consisted of students from L4 to L5 who competed against other schools in an intense competition.  

The Eventers Challenge is a test of skill and endurance, with competitors required to complete a course of 18 jumps in a specific order of eight Show Jumping and eight Cross Country jumps, without any refusals or knocking over any poles. A clear round is necessary to qualify.  

In the 70-75cm Eventers Challenge, St Swithun’s team, consisting of Scarlet M, Connie L, Isla E, and Alanna B, emerged victorious, qualifying for the next round. Scarlet M also took the second place in the individual event, while Connie L secured the fourth place, both qualifying for the next round.   

In the 80-85cm Eventers Challenge, St Swithun’s team, consisting of Scarlet M, Isabella W, Isla E and Alanna B, emerged victorious, qualifying for the next round. Scarlet M also took the second place in the individual event, while Isabella W secured the fourth place, both qualifying for the next round.   



"We are delighted with the performance of our students at the NSEA Eventers Challenge," said PE Teacher Carolyn Milles who escorted the girls to the event. “It is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and talent. We look forward to seeing them compete at Hickstead and wish them all the best."  

The next round of the NSEA Eventers Challenge will take place at Hickstead, where the students will compete against other schools to secure a place in the finals. They join Isabella W and Isabelle C who qualified for the show jumping portion of the event earlier this year.



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