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The National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships

More than 300 riders competed at the National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead (August 31).

Winner of the Schools Senior Championship was the Perse School for Girls, Cambridge. The team of Jesse Murray, riding More Miles, Joanna Magill on Clover Hill King and Emma Day with Eriss finished 11 faults better than St Finians College, Ireland, with Millfield School, Somerset, in third place.

The Junior title went to the Winchester House, Brackley, Northants, team of Fiona Hilton Jones with Gamble, Alice Parsons riding The Irish Colonel and Victoria Turner and Dunni The Dun. Second was Homewood School, Kent, and third Millfield School, Somerset.

A popular win in the Pony Club Championship went to Iveagh from County Armagh, Ireland, whose team of Darren McAlinden, Lisa Priestley, Laura McCann and Angela Percy together with supporters spent two days travelling to the championships. They finished 20 faults clear of the Old Berkeley Pony Club who in turn were 3½ faults better than Hampshire.

Style prizes during the Championships went to Margaret McCann from Iveagh's second team, Jessica McKie from Akeley Wood School, Buckinghamshire, and Tom
Kneen from Ivybridge Community College, Devon.


Pony Club.- 1, Iveagh - The Gangsters Diamond (Darren McAlinden), Dolly's Buzz (Lisa Priestley), Queen of Down (Laura McCann), Jim's Choice (Angela Percy); 2, Old Berkeley - Chilterns Gemstone (Jasmin Dawson), Mr Happy (Sarah Walley), Lady Stargazer (Catherine Sadler), Dime (Michael Rogers); 3, Hampshire - William of Orange (Ben Wallace), Milly II (Sadie Oates), Zeus II (Katie Wallace), Fodlee Amarino (Nicholas Pepper).

Junior Schools.- 1, Winchester House - Gamble (Fiona Hilton-Jones), The Irish Colonel (Alice Parsons), Dunni The Dun (Victoria Turner); 2, Homewood - Little Star (Imogen Cowling), Blue (Jake Loader), Nobby (Christie Alkin); 3, Millfield - O'Hill Princess (Melissa Freeman), Mungo (Robert Mullins), Kiltincam Colin (James Baillie).

Senior Schools.- 1, Perse School for Girls - More Miles (Jess Murray),Clover Hill King (Joanna Magill), Eriss (Emma Day); 2, St Finians College - Freedom (Lino Orlandi), Oliver (Kenneth Bray), Sir Scoobie (Richard Kellett); 3, Millfield - Sea King II (Robert Frampton), Royal (Jessica Brainch), Fancy That (Olivia Maxwell-Jones).


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