Crystal Lloyd, aged ten, from Brighton won the Schools 70cm League Class at J. Bedford Equestrian Services event recently. Representing her school Our Lady of Lourdes, Crystal and her pony Twyford Courvoisier were the only combination to jump double clear.
Speaking afterwards about her performance Crystal said “Twyford Courvoisier is very strong and loves to win, he always tries his best and gets good results”.
J. Bedford Equestrian Services has now started running ‘Just for Schools’ competitions at Crockstead Equestrian Centre in Halland, East Sussex. Whilst Crystal was already riding affiliated, her mum Nicola was keen to sign Crystal up to ‘Just for Schools’ so that she could jump 70cm tracks.
Proud of her achievements Crystal added “I enjoy representing my school and showing my rosettes in assembly.”
The ‘Just for Schools’ League run by British Showjumping offers riders the chance to compete Individually or as a Team in classes ranging from 70cm to 1.10m with the chance to qualify for the Championships.
To find out more please call 02476 698824 or visit; www.britishshowjumping. co.uk/nationalschools
Photo credit: Spidge Event Photography