Fantastic debut for Prep School pupil at Show Jumping competition

Honey Bea JumpingSeaford College is proud to have a very strong equestrian programme, and our pupils have achieved some fantastic successes recently at a number of competitions, and it seems that the Prep School has another budding star in our midst.

Honey-Bea Hogan joined Seaford’s Equestrian regulars at the Alton Convent Inter Schools Team Show Jumping competition at Coombelands, Pulborough. It was her first ever show on her pony Charlie Brown, and in the 30cm and 40cm classes she came a superb 2nd and 6th, judged on a mixture of faults, style and an optimum time.

Honey Bea RosettesShe then joined a mixed team of other individual riders from different schools, including Alton Convent, in the 60cm class, and the team came fifth, earning a beautiful pink rosette.

Lucy Sanders, Seaford’s Equestrian Team Manager, reports that it was a tough weekend for Seaford. “Many of the usual Seaford Equestrian team have unsound horses at the moment, or are in the middle of exams so were unable to attend, but as it was a very friendly competition I was able to invite a couple of riders from other schools to join us to make up full Seaford teams.”

Carly Brazier riding Scarlett Spitfire from Bohunt and Ryan Perratt riding Barney from Dorset House, were the two additions to the Seaford teams.

IYoung Seaford Showjumpersn the 90cm class, Seaford had a brilliant victory, with Beanie Bradley and Piers Fairston joined by Carly and Ryan. Beanie came second and Ryan came 3rd, and Carly won the Style prize too.

In the 1.00m class, Lucinda Humphries rode both of her horses, and she was joined by Piers and Carly. The competition was tough, but the team achieved another victory, with Carly coming first, Lucinda second and third.

“There were huge rosettes, sashes for the winning horses, feed buckets, polos, water bottles and Alton Convent umbrellas and a very good, happy day was had by all,” said Lucy.

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