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2012 Results - the Independent Schools Association

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									Novices shine in two-day horse trials

A record two-hundred-and-seventy riders from all around the UK turned out in
glorious sunshine over the weekend of 26 and 27 May for the tenth National Inter-
Schools’ Two Day equestrian event held in Warwickshire at Offchurch Bury, which
for the second year running incorporated the National ISA two-day event.

The competition, organised by Princethorpe College, The Kingsley School and
Stoneleigh Riding Club, was a true test of speed and stamina with each competitor
completing five phases over two days. Saturday saw the dressage and show
jumping phases, with Sunday’s competition made up of 7km over roads and tracks, a
750m steeplechase course and 2.75km cross-country incorporating 30 fences.

ISA Novice winners from Malvern-St James had a team made up of Octavia
Manning-Cox, Isobel Lee, Tilly Milton & Jessica Rogers who were delighted to
receive the Princethorpe College Trophy which they keep for a year, hopefully
returning again in 2013 to defend the title!

A Novice Team from Princethorpe made up of Alexandra Kennedy, Tori Jones and
Amy Newcombe scooped second place in the ISA trophy with Emma Fletcher
gaining 18th place in the Open Arena 2 class and Hannah Logue 16th in the Open
Arena 3 class.

Princethorpe’s Assistant Head, Alex Darkes, commented “This was definitely our
best two-day ever; the standard of riding, the sheer size of the competition and the
glorious weather brought out the best in everyone and it was enormous fun”. Jill
Barker of The National Schools Equestrian Association who brought a team along
from St Leonard’s Mayfield on the south coast added “Thank you for a great
weekend – it was a huge learning curve for the girls and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
The last time I was involved with roads and tracks was at Burghley in 2004 and I had
forgotten just how much I missed that element of the sport.”

Chief organiser Andy Ruyssevelt said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all
riders and also to the ninety-five stewards, judges and helpers who worked tirelessly
to see that this event was a success.”

The 2013 event will take place on 25 and 26 May 2013. Further details from
alexdarkes@princethorpe.co.uk

Pictures:

Alexandra Kennedy.jpg
Princethorpe College’s Alexandra Kennedy from jumps the suspended log on
Whitfield Pyjamas.

Malvern St James.jpg
Novice winners from Malvern-St James with principal event sponsor Phil Meeking
from Limemere UK

								
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