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Equestrian Team

Are you interested in becoming part of the Matravers Equestrian Club?

If you have a pony or horse which you are competing on in dressage or show jumping, then you can join the Equestrian Club here at Matravers.   The pony or horse could be your own, one you have on loan or one you ride for someone else.  You do not need to be competing at a high level to join this club.    You may just be doing Intro tests in dressage or jumping 30cm courses in show jumping.  Equally, it could be something which you are aiming to do with your pony or horse in the future and you would like to look at joining the club later in the year. 

If anyone is interested or needs more information, please come up to Learning Support room SE42 and speak to Mrs Hardiman during break or lunch time.

Matravers Student Excels at Latest Interschool’s!

Sixth Form student Izzy Harvey competed in the Wiltshire and Gloucester NSEA County Show jumping qualifier at West Wilts Equestrian Centre on Sunday, and was delighted to come second on her horse Sonic Game Boy.   Earlier in the day, Izzy had an unfortunate fence down in the 1m class, but she went on to jump a lovely clear round in the 1.10m class, over the course of the day. With more than two hundred and sixty riders taking part in the event, hoping to qualify for the area finals, Izzy and Sonic did Matravers proud to gain second place.  

At a previous Interschool’s event, Year 7 student Emma Price, who has only recently joined the equestrian team, representing Matravers for the first time.   Emma competed early on the Sunday morning and was well supported by her mum, sister and grandparents. ‘It was a nice course but there was one jump at the far end of the school which I was a bit worried about and Prince had a refusal.   I was nervous at the start but then as jumped round I worried less and less and really enjoyed it! I have been to West Wilts quite a few times but this time it was more crowded and more competitive. I am looking forward to the next one!’ Her loan pony Prince was transported to the event by his owner and her daughter who both helped Emma throughout and it was very much appreciated.

Also riding at the event was Chloe Little on Midnight and Izzie Harvey on Sonic Game Boy who both jumped in the 90 cm class. It was the biggest course Chloe’s horse had competed in and although they knocked two fences down, Chloe was quite rightly delighted with Midnight. Later Izzie jumped a lovely clear round but she had to work hard for it. Izzie explained ‘Sonic doesn’t really enjoy jumping in the indoor school and goes much better when he competes outside.’ It was, however, a good clear round which put Izzie well up the order at the end of the day.

Matravers School is delighted to host its own Equestrian Team and looks forward to further recruitment into the Team from our New Year 7’s in September.

Our own Equestrian Team was launched in 2013. They regularly compete in competitions including:

  • Inter-schools on day event
  • West Wilts Show-Jumping
  • Inter-schools Show-Jumping
  • Inter-schools Arena Eventing
  • Team Competitions
  • Individual Competitions