Hanford pupils, from across the school year groups, took part in the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Grassroots and Regional Points League (RPL) competitions at Moreton Equestrian Centre recently. They came away with rosettes in every class, many of them being placed first in their class.
Hanford won the 40cm class, 50cm class, 60cm class, 75cm class (pictured below) as well as coming second in the 85cm class. In addition, many girls were placed individually.
Charley Pearson, head of Riding at Hanford, said, “This was a wonderful team effort, everyone played their part beautifully including the ponies. I was proud of how the girls supported and encouraged each other. A big thank you to the parents who helped by transporting ponies and girls to Moreton and got them to the rings at the right time, in the right kit. This was no mean feat at 9am on a Sunday morning.”
Riding lessons are an important part of Hanford life. As well as riding, the girls to learn how to look after the ponies, grooming them during their morning break with help from the riding staff. Nearly all the girls ride at Hanford and there are many different standards and ponies to suit.
Hanford is a Pony Club-linked centre and has its own indoor school that is used all year round.
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