2020-2021 was a successful year for Hanley’s equestrians. Altogether 22 students signed up to compete in National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) competitions, competing when COVID permitted and enjoying success, including team and individual qualifications for national championships in dressage and showjumping. Some students also competed at Eventing in the Schools Equestrian Games series.
In August a team of four pupils travelled to Hickstead in Sussex to take part in NSEA National Championships showjumping: Felix Westgate-Wilton, Evan Williams, Blu-Belle Wilson and Naomi Morgan competed in three classes and were awarded team sixth place in each, a superb achievement against very stiff competition. Individually Felix was 8th individual in the 80/85cm County Championship, Evan was 13th place individual in 70/75cm National and 12th place individual in 80/85cm National Championship.
Other results include:
Isabelle Litchfield 2nd place in Novice Dressage at Allenshill and qualifying for Dressage Championships at Keysoe
Naomi Morgan, Isabel Georgetti, Seren Williams and Harry Jones 1st placed team 70cm county showjumping at Allenshill qualifying for Hickstead Championships
Holly Baker, Felix Westgate-Wilton and Evan Williams team 1st at Kings Equestrian in both the 70-75cm and 80-85cm classes qualifying for Hickstead Championships and individual placings and qualifications too for all three team members
Blu-Belle Wilson, Sophie Bowness, Evan Williams and Felix Westgate-Wilton team 2nd at Rectory Farm
Blu-Belle Wilson, Evan Williams and Felix Westgate Wilton team 4th at Rectory Farm
Schools Equestrian Games Eventing
Felix Westgate-Wilton 2nd place in his section at Broadway One Day Event
Felix Westgate-Wilton 4th place in his section at Calmsden One Day Event and qualifying for SEG National Championships at Swalcliffe
Thanks to Helen for the updates.