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23 May 2016

​King’s enjoy success at Stonar School One Day Event

Riders from King’s Schools took part in one of the most prestigious events for younger riders; the Stonar School’s Mini One Day Event, which is always a challenging and highly competitive event that the riders look forward to.

Class 2 is split into two age group sections with the younger riders competing in class 2a and the older riders in class 2b.

In class 2a, the 70-75cm height class for riders aged 8-10, the team of King’s Hall riders, Daisy Rundell, Raffaella Cook and Lily MacNeice, came second with Lily and Daisy both finishing on their dressage scores.

Raffaella did a very competitive dressage test and made an unbelievable recovery across country after an early but brief parting of company. Daisy absolutely flew cross country for her double clear and Lily was just out of the individual prizes by 1.5 marks.

This is a superb achievement especially as some pupils were competing at Stonar for the first time and they all have at least another year in this class.

Class 2b for competitors aged 11-14 years saw a mixed team of riders from both King’s Hall and King’s College. The team of Anna Flatt, Lara Chapple, Lizzie Chetwode (all King’s Hall School) and Lucy Buckley (King’s College) deservedly claimed first place with Lara winning as an individual, and Lizzie Chetwode coming third.

There were 17 teams in this class, but King's Schools Taunton won by a considerable margin.

Lara finished on her dressage score of 22.5, and Lizzie on 28.3. Anna scored 40 after knocking just one pole in the show jumping. This was Anna's first one day event, so a great result for her. Lucy's young horse posted a pleasing dressage score, and jumped clear in the show jumping.

Julie Gresswell, the Head of King’s Schools Equestrian Team, said: “All of our riders did very well and our Class 2b team thoroughly deserved to win. They were thrilled to collect a silver cup and Lara received a smaller silver trophy for her individual win.”

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