From strength to strength
Had to leave their horses at home. “Your daughter’s education and love of riding should not be compromised by the location of her horse. At Rangi Ruru that doesn’t happen,” says Pippa. “She can continue with both.”
Equestrian teams at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch continue to strengthen their experience and ability as evidenced by outstanding results, particularly over the last two years.
Director of Equestrian Pippa Young says that after a very successful last year, 2016 is looking even better with the school’s equestrian students having achieved top results regionally and nationally across a range of disciplines, including show jumping and dressage.
“One of our equestriennes, Grace Tripe, was awarded three national showing titles at the recent Horse of the Year Show,” says Pippa.
Also in March, at the National Equine Centre on Mcleans Island, the Rangi Ruru Gold team won the Canterbury Interschools Show Jumping Championships.
“These girls are focused. They know what they can achieve and they work extremely hard to get there, as individuals and as a team,” says Pippa. “Our industry relationships and reputation mean we are able to provide our girls with access to unmatched training facilities and opportunities.”
For Rangi Ruru girls, having their horses so close to them while continuing their education means they don’t lose as much riding time as they would if they
The Rangi Ruru “Gold” Equestrian Show Jumping team, winners of the Canterbury Interschools Championships. Riders L- R Annabelle Jones; Brianna Bailey; Leah Zydenbos and Florence Tapley (captain)