Alderman Peel Christmas Showjumping Competition.

Alderman Peel Christmas Showjumping Competition.

True to form it was a freezing cold day on Sunday 27th November, yet over 70 riders from 14 schools across Norfolk met at Lime Kiln Equestrian Centre for the Alderman Peel Christmas Showjumping Competition.

The Springwood team for the 2'3" Novice, consisting of Sophie Fenn on Taran and Lucy Allen on Laxton's Gizmo, arrived, ponies festooned with tinsel.  Despite being a rider short, both girls completed foot perfect double clears putting them in team 6th and  giving Sophie and Taran individual 5th.

The competition from the 30 strong field for the 2'6" Intermediate was fierce, but no match for Gerogia Moat riding Matilda who stormed to the lead with a breath taking 24 second jump off round. This, along with lovely double clears from both Sophie and Lucy and an unfortunate 8 faults from Summer Moat riding Suzy was enough to secure a win for Team Springwood, individual 1st for Georgia,and 4th for Sophie.

We were sadly a pony down for the 2'9" Open due to the loss of Summer's much loved pony Sally last week, but with 11 year old Summer gamely competing her new horse and Georgia now mounted on Bert as well as Matilda we were able to secure 5th place.

A brilliant day was had by all and despite the wind, rain and freezing temperatures the girls all came home triumphant.  A massive thank you to all the Mums, Dads, Sisters and supporters who were there to cheer the girls on and we look forward to defending our title next year.