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21 February 2016

Dressage Report Millfield 2016

The King’s Schools Taunton equestrian team enjoyed a successful day at the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) regional dressage competition held recently at Milllfield. Schools from around the South West were competing for a place at the championships in October this year.

Luckily the weather was a lot kinder than predicted – storm Imogen holding off until the end of the day! The King’s team of Karis Chambers, Sophie Minchin, Eliza Chapple and Ellie Clist, all posted excellent scores and were very pleased with their horses’ performances. These results secured second place for the team and a qualification for the four riders at the championships, with Eliza also qualifying separately as an individual.

All the riders were particularly pleased with the results; none of them are dressage specialists, but they have been working hard on this equestrian discipline over the winter, in preparation for the eventing season which starts next month.

Commenting on the team’s success, Head of Riding Julie Gresswell said:

“This really is a fantastic achievement for the girls; this is the first time a team have qualified for the championships. They’ve worked so hard throughout the winter months to prepare for this and for the season ahead. Eliza has done especially well to qualify also as an individual rider.”

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