Ellesmere College's newest Equestrian Team member Bea Taylor competed at the prestigious Princethorpe Estate Wrigley National Schools event - now in it's seventeenth year.
The event takes place at
the end of May, running on the magnificent Princethorpe estate and is open to
any school and riding club rider.
Entries were affected by the pandemic this year, however, the 80cm & 90cm
classes remained popular and were well attended.
The event runs over 2 days, with the dressage and show jumping first and the
roads & tracks, steeplechase and riding 20 fences across the country.
Bea and her horse, Calluna, were entered into the 100cm class as an individual,
representing Ellesmere College.
This was the first time in 18 months that Bea's horse has been stabled away
from home, she was feeling a little anxious with Bea's brothers ponies, who were
competing in the 90cm earlier in the day. Day One of the 2 day event saw a tense dressage test and 3
poles down in the show jumping which added extra penalties to the overnight score.
Day 2 began with navigating a roads-and-track route within an optimum time
followed by two circuits of three steeplechase fences, to be completed in under
2 minutes, before a second roads-and-tracks section and the cross-country, all of which
were navigated within the time. With no further penalties incurred, Bea and
Calluna finished their day in 6th place.
Wales & Borders Representation at Tetrathlon
Bea also then went onto represent Wales and
Borders in the 15 year old Girls class at the Pony Club Junior Regional
Tetrathlon competition at Moreton Morrell - shoot, swim, ride and run - where they came a very impressive 2nd place. The Area Qualifier is at the end of June for the Tetrathlon
Championships in August.
Well done to Bea and Calluna and good luck in the next round!
14th June 2021 Back to News