Corner take national title
CHAMPS: Jemima Cranley, Olivia Stirrat, Ciara Stirrat and Phoebe Hendry THE Pipers Corner equestrian team were named national champions at the National County Challenge Show Jumping Championships at Bury Farm Equestrian Village.
Representing Bucks, the team from the Kingshill-based school put on a fantastic display against tough competition from 28 other schools from around the country, finishing with no penalties to claim the title of national title in the 70–75cm class.
The qualifying team comprised Olivia Stirrat (Year 6) on Aosta Dinky, Phoebe Hendry (Year 7) on Chip, Jemima Cranley (Year 8) on Scooby and Ciara Stirrat (Year 9) on Cloonlara Summertime.
PE teacher and team co-ordinator Jackie McGonigle said: “The girls rode very well and I am immensely proud of them. They have worked incredibly hard to get to this level and deserve a huge amount of praise for this fantastic win. The girls executed the turns at speed in the jump off phase in the second round superbly and finished on zero penalties in the fastest combined time to win the title. We are already looking forward to next year and the chance to defend it.”