Langley team star at Bury St Edmunds show jumping spectacular

Langley School’s equestrian team: Sophie Turner riding Rum Polly, Lottie Basey-Fisher riding on Clon

Langley Schools equestrian team: Sophie Turner riding Rum Polly, Lottie Basey-Fisher riding on Clones Paddy and Bethany Hams riding Cucu Go. - Credit: Archant

Three members of Langley School’s equestrian team - Sophie Turner riding Rum Polly, Lottie Basey-Fisher riding Clones Paddy and Bethany Hams riding Cucu Go - travelled to The Jays in Bury St Edmunds for the NSEA Show Jumping.

Langley were the first team to go in the very busy 80cm class, but all three girls managed to pull off fast double clears, which headed the leader-board for the entire class, and Langley were crowned winners. Bethany and Cucu Go were also placed third individually. The next class was the 90cm which was a qualifier for the National Schools Championships. Having already gained their qualification back in January, the team perhaps went slightly too risky in the jump-off and finished sixth, with a double clear jumped by Sophie.

Future plans for the team include attending the NSEA National County Championships on April 26 at Bury Farm for which Polly Papworth has qualified individually in the 70cm, and the 80cm team have qualified.

The 90cm County Finals are held during the National Schools Championships at Addington Manor in October where both the 90cm team and Bethany Hams individually have qualified. The younger team members will also try to qualify their team for the 70cm final, the qualifier for which is being held at Overa Farm on April 12. If they qualify, it will mean Langley School have won the Norfolk County Championships for all three heights. Other plans include entering a team for the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Houghton International, the Royal Norfolk Show team of three and Hickstead.


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