Posted: 18th November 2019

NSEA South West Regional Points League Presentation and Show Jumping training session with Chris Burton at Lower Chapel Marsh Farm.

There was a lot to celebrate for the Leweston equestrian squad this Sunday as not only have they won the NSEA South West RPL title for the fourth time but with the 275 points that they accumulated in the 2018/19 season, they also achieved the highest number of points nationally from all the schools competing in the National School Equestrian Association. 

Dr Geoffrey and Mrs Kate Guy very kindly invited the team and their parents to their new world class training centre near Beaminster for a tour of the amazing facilities and organised an inspirational show jumping coaching session with Eventer Chris Burton.

Chris is ranked number 3 in the World FEI Eventing rankings and has competed at two World Games, and two Olympics, winning a team Bronze at Rio in 2016. He also hopes to be on the Australian team in Tokyo next summer. He is famously known as being the fastest cross-country rider in the world and was keen to share his knowledge and expertise with eight of our riders during their coaching session.

Chris kindly awarded everyone their RPL Winners Rosette at the end of the training session and our team were very quick to form a queue to get his autograph on the back! Dr Guy is eager to establish further training opportunities for Leweston riders at Lower Chapel Marsh Farm (LCMF). We are so lucky having such a world class facility in Dorset, it is going to have far reaching effects.

Well done to Maria S, Sacha GD, Matilda J, Sophie S, Issy C, Flora M, Rosie G and Phoebe S for riding and to the whole squad for your contribution to an amazing result for the school.

Our grateful thanks to Dr and Mrs Guy, Chris and Bek Burton and the team at LCMF for your generosity and hospitality.

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