National Schools two-day riding competition is now open for applicants  - The Coventry Observer

National Schools two-day riding competition is now open for applicants 

Holly Clement 16th Apr, 2024   0

ENTRIES are now open for the National Schools and Riding Clubs two-day event which attracts up to 300 riders each year.

A number of applicants have already galloped forward to enter the competition taking place at Princethorpe College in Warwickshire May 25 and 26.

Competing for The Wigley Cup – named after returning sponsors The Wigley Group – the cup will be awarded to the top-performing school of the competition.

The event will see dressage and show jumping on day one and road and tracks, steeplechase and cross-country and day two.

Bud Jackson, chair of organisers Stoneleigh Riding Club said she hopes this years event will strengthen its reputation as one of the most important dates in the equine calendar for schools and riding club members.

Last year Weaverham High School took the cup back to Cheshire.

Competitions run at 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 100cm with riders competing individually or in teams for their School or Riding Club.

The 70cm class event, will have a shortened roads and tracks course, excluding the steeplechase, before heading out on to the cross-country course designed and built by Lloyd Hunt from Lands Eventing.

Princethorpe College has hosted the event since 2015.

The competition will run from 8.30am to 6.30pm and admission for spectators is free.

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