Sunday, 22 July 2018

Hall Place hosts British University Competition

HALL Place Equestrian Centre in Reading and Oxford University Riding Club were hosts to the British Universities and College Sports

HALL Place Equestrian Centre in Reading and Oxford University Riding Club were hosts to the British Universities and College Sports Competition in February.

Hall Place’s second team competed against the Royal Veterinary College, Writtle and Oxford Brookes to win with 39 penalties.

RVC took second place with 49 penalties, Writtle third with 67 and Oxford Brookes fourth with 113. Both phases were judged by affiliated judge Mrs Pat Watts from Sandhurst.

Oxford team captain, Jenny Bradley, said: “We all had a great time and the help everyone gave us was fantastic.”

The competition is made up of 160 teams in 21 leagues.

The riders must compete in both dressage and showjumping with combined scores added to the team. This is a unique programme as all riders must compete on borrowed horses — allowing all riders to participate as they don’t need to own a horse. As with other equestrian events this is a mixed competition.

Hall Place head coach and team trainer, Kate Turner, was delighted with the result. She said: “Everyone rode to a high standard and I was pleased with how our horses performed. We look forward to the first team competition in March.”

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