Having joined the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) in April 2013, the equestrian team went from strength to strength and has competed at the very highest level, achieving remarkable success. We are now one of the most successful school teams in the country, making the National Finals annually. Whether pupils are looking to take their first foray into riding in the beginners’ riding group or develop their specialist skills and train for the British team, we have the expertise available.
The equestrian team trains locally at Starnash Farm under the guidance of their coach, ex-international showjumper and British Show Jumping Coach of the Year runner-up Judi Piper-Dadswell. The riders receive expert tuition, training and clinics to prepare themselves and their horses for regular competitions including qualifiers, the national finals, the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the world-renowned Hickstead. Judi works closely with the British Show Jumping Association as the Sussex junior co-ordinator and lead coach, the the partnership betwen the College and Judi provides the highest standard of coaching for riders, whether beginner or advanced.
Membership of the equestrian team enables pupils to attend inter-school competitions in eventing, show jumping and style disciplines, with the added advantage that the riding is built into the College sports programme to allow riders to play for teams in the core College sports too.
At the 2022 National Championships, the team finished 15th in the 80cm show jumping.
2021 Eventers’ Challenge National Championships – 9th place.
2019 Royal Windsor Horse Show – finished ninth against a strong national field.
2019 Individual National Champion in 1m Jumping with Style.
2018 Team 6th in 80cm JWS and 1m JWS. Second place individual in 90cm.
2017 Royal Windsor Horse Show Champions.
2017 NSEA Team National Champions at 90cm Jumping with Style and runners up at 90cm Showing Jumping.