Two victories for Kings of Wessex School Black Team

PUBLISHED: 10:41 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 16 August 2017

Kings of Wessex riders.

Kings of Wessex riders.

Henry Kinchin

The Kings of Wessex School Black Team recorded two victories at the Just For Schools National Championships.

It was not just one, but two wins for the Kings of Wessex School Black Team as they took both the 90cm and the 1.00m Just For Schools National Championships on day one of the British Showjumping National Championships, at the NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

The team, who travelled up for the finals from Cheddar, proudly retained their title as winners of the 1.00m final at last year’s championship, while also gaining another.

They saw off stiff competition from all teams, with 10 teams in the 90cm final and six teams in the 1.00m final, being the only team to finish on a score of zero.

The team consisted of Sam Fountain, Katie Thomas, Florence Human and Iona Impey. Now aged 18, Sam has ridden in her last season of the Just for Schools League so it was the perfect finish to the series.

She said: “We are all looking forward to competing at The Pony Club championships in a few weeks time and hope to do just as well there.”

The new incentive which was brought in last year has proved increasingly popular, organised by British Showjumping in conjunction with The Pony Club and British Riding Clubs.

For more information on Just For Schools, visit www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/membership/Just-for-Schools-Membership

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