Cor­ner take na­tional ti­tle

EQUES­TRIAN

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.”

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