Rhiannan Stormonth, aged 10 from South Lanarkshire secured first place last month in the Schools 80cm League Class at Morris Equestrian Centre. Riding for Carnwath Primary School, Rhiannan and her pony Tynebank Royal Jubilee jumped a fast and faultless round to achieve a clear win that proved hard to beat.
Speaking afterwards about her performance Rhiannan commented; “Although Tynebank Royal Jubilee is a very forward going pony you have to keep riding him to a fence, remember not drop your hands, and trust him.”
Rhiannan’s mum Aileen said; “Since joining ‘Just for Schools’ Rhiannan’s confidence has soared, she is riding more considered rounds and adventurous jump-off tracks, and is coming home every week with a rosette now. She has recently moved up from jumping 70cm/80cm tracks to jumping 90cm/1.00m ones.”
Rhiannan added; “It is a great to get so much support and encouragement from my teachers and school friends.”
The ‘Just for Schools’ League run by British Showjumping offers riders the chance to compete Individually or as a Team in classes ranging from 70cm to 1.10m with the chance to qualify for the Championships. To find out more please call 02476 698824 or visit; www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/nationalschools