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King's Pupil Sam Rides for HRH at the Royal Windsor

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All-round sportsman Sam Cobb was riding high again last weekend. As a member of the South West regional team, he took team and individual glory at the prestigious Pony Club Tetrathlon at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The event is the UK’s largest outdoor horse show, with international competitions in three different equestrian disciplines. Set in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, the spectacular event hosts a fantastic level and range of competition for all riders.

24 Pony Club members in teams from eight UK regions (Scotland, Northern England, Central England, East of England, Southern England, South West England, Wales & Borders and Northern Ireland) were selected to take part.. Sam was selected as part of the South West team, alongside Jarvis Lumb from Wellington School and Phoebe Frost from Cornwall.

On Saturday, the team competed in the shooting, swimming and running disciplines, before riding at the horse show on the Sunday.

At the end of the event, it was the South West team who were victorious, with Sam coming first individually, as well as having the best run overall.

The King’s rider was also honoured to take part in the Parade Horse Class in front of the Queen.

Head of Equestrian at King’s College, Emma Edwards said: “Once again, Sam has shown just what an outstanding rider and competitior he is. This was a fantastic opportunity for him and the experience will no doubt lead to further success on the regional and international stage.”

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Our Pringle team have returned victorious after competing in the Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy Competition at CTCRM Lympstone. This prestigious military competition is attended by schools from across the country, and challenges leadership, teamwork, decision-making, fitness and specific military knowledge.

Not only did the team win the overall title, they also lifted five individual trophies, making this the best result in the school's history.

More information to follow, plus a gallery of images from the weekend.