It’s No Horse Play!
When it came to returning from the National School Equestrian Association Championships, the pupils representing Cranleigh School were in need of a horse box more than ever – not necessarily to transport their steeds, but to transport all of the silverware and rosettes they picked up at the competition.
Taking place at Addington Manor, Buckinghamshire, the Cranleigh riders came home with four national team titles, two individual national titles, one team silver, one individual silver and four more top eight places at the four day event. Cranleigh’s success is really highlighted by the fact the event comprised of 1000 riders from 250 schools across the UK!
Not content with just winning the national titles, one of Cranleigh’s riders was named the best NSEA volunteer of the year for their eagerness to steward, collect poles and run messages at the event in-between competing.
Seeing the equestrian competition as something more than just a sporting activity, one Cranleigh parent commented, ‘it is one of the few team sports where different ages and genders truly compete on an equal and integrated footing; where everybody is supportive and also forgiving when things don’t go to plan, and it was brilliant to see all of this demonstrated so well over the course of the competition. That equality and mutual respect between genders and ages is also a particularly important lesson for teenagers to learn given what they tend to be bombarded with these days.’
Set in 240 acres in Surrey, Cranleigh is a boarding and day coeducational school from ages 13-18. Book a visit to Cranleigh here.
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