FARLINGTON School, in West Sussex, not only helped run one day of a recent two-day weekend show at the Royal Leisure Equestrian Centre, near Henfield, but the school’s own riding teams had an extremely successful time competing at the event.
The school is very pro-active in equestrianism and was responsible for the Sunday event in the two-day show held by the National Schools Equestrian Association recently at the centre.
The school’s riding manager, Mrs Marion White, her daughter Charlotte, the school’s riding team and associates all worked extremely hard to ensure the show ran smoothly and was enjoyable for everyone. The Farlington riding teams had a very successful show.
The Grass Roots competition was held on Saturday and Farlington’s team (Susie Lunt, Roseanna Savage, Lucy Harrison and Lucia Mayhew) won many rosettes and, in particular, they won the 40cm class, when Lucia Mayhew was also the individual class winner.
The teams continued their success on Sunday when Clarissa Burnell-Price won the first class and Amelia Ward was placed sixth- a great start to the day. The 80cm team of Ella Bubb, Clarissa Burnell-Price, Holly Fletcher and Amelia Ward won the class and, individually, Amelia Ward was placed second, with Clarissa Burnell-Price in third place.
The other Farlington 80cm team with Clarissa and Holly, on different horses, along with Lily Heron and Sophia Page secured third place in the class. The 90cm class proved rather more tricky with a few unlucky poles falling for Farlington’s red team (Lucy Crichton, Sophia Page, Holly Fletcher and Clarissa Burnell-Price) but the team still secured sixth place.
The Farlington blue team, comprising Holly Fletcher, Amelia Ward and Emily Saunders, came second and Lucy Crichton was placed sixth individually. The 1metre team – Ellie Burnell-Price, Lucy Crichton, Grace Durkan and Emily Saunders – won their class and Ellie was placed third individually.
Farlington came away with a total of four team wins plus lots many placings- outstanding results and particularly special at its own show. All the girls rode well and had a really encouraging team spirit.
Farlington is a well-respected independent girls’ day and boarding school located just outside Horsham, on the West Sussex/Surrey border, which encourages pupils to take part in equestrian competitions to a very high standard.