On Sunday 23rd February two teams from Mounts Bay Academy travelled to Resparveth Equestrian Centre at Grampound Road to compete in the County show jumping competition.
The open team consisted of Tean Manser, Shea Cornish, Lucy Grant and Poppy Burford. All of who arrived looking smart and polished in Academy colours raring to compete. After a tack and turnout inspection there were two rounds of jumping with the open team finishing on a final score of 4 faults. This gave the team a respectable fourth place overall, with Shea jumping another round for the individual competition in which he finish second place, only being beaten to first place by a mere one second. The team also received a second placing for the tack and turnout competition.
Shortly after the open competition finished it was the turn of the Academy’s novice team consisting of Phoebe Lagor, Charlotte Blewett-Harris, Ellie Ringwood and Rosie Tuckett. Firstly we must say a massive thank you to Rosie’s dad Graham Tuckett for sponsoring the entry of the novice team. Graham, who is a local farrier, kindly offered to sponsor the team and is pictured below with the competitors. The novice team jumping got underway, after a slight delay, with all jumping clear in the first round; something not many other schools achieved. The second round saw more clears for our team which meant we finished on a clean score sheet. With the competition drawing to close after a extremely long day we were all eagerly awaiting the results. Announced in reverse order the excitement from the team was growing – success – first place announced as Mounts Bay Academy! Well done to the novice team. Charlotte and Phoebe also received individual placings sixth and fifth respectively.
A great, albeit a long, day out for all involved. Again a massive thanks to parents for transporting and supporting, and also to the WHPC for running the event. I’m again very proud of our showjumpers achievements, commitment and enthusiasm, who received high praise from organisers for their good manners and teamwork.
Report by Mrs Trevail