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Leweston is a serious competitor in equestrian sport and pupils of all ages regularly compete at NSEA events. In 2022 the school won the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Regional Points League for the sixth year in a row and gained the most points of any competing school in the country for the second year.

Leweston has pupils drawn from both the Prep and Senior Schools registered as competitive riders. They are competing in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. There are also Equestrian Scholars who are mentored by the Equestrian Team Manager, Lorraine Roberts, who promotes equestrianism as a sport across the School.

GB Young Rider Eventing Coach and Chef d’Equipe Emma Fisher is involved as a mentor and trainer to the equestrian team, providing pre-performance workshops, sports psychology and mental well-being counselling as well as regular mounted coaching sessions. British Dressage UKCC Level 3 Coach and former British Dressage Pony Selector and Chef d’equipe Andrew Harris also coaches some riders for Dressage. The school organises its own in-house fitness programmes with pilates for riders and visits to competition yards and venues.

There is a natural progression from grass roots school competitions to National and International level with talented riders individually mentored by the equestrian team manager and academic staff who understand the time and dedication needed to ride at top level.


Leweston Chedington Equestrian Centre

In September 2024 the Leweston Chedington Equestrian Centre will open with 20 stables and two flood-lit arenas. The school will offer a range of livery packages to pupils as well riding lessons suitable for all ages and abilities. 

The Centre will have strong links to Chedington Equestrian,  a world class facility home to Olympic competitors. By invitation, pupils have access to their elite training facilities which include competition jumps, dressage arena, large indoor school, indoor lunge pen, grass dressage and jump arenas. There is also large XC schooling field catering for BE Novice through to Advanced. 

Equestrian Scholarships

Equestrian Scholarships

Leweston offers equestrian scholarships at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form. Candidates at 11+ are expected to be a Pony Club or Riding Club Member or competing BD, BS or NSEA. Candidates at 13+ and Sixth Form are expected to be a Pony Club or Riding Club Member or competing BD, BS or NSEA and BE, if appropriate.

Equestrian scholars must compete for the school at least six times during the academic year, they are required to liaise closely with the Equestrian Manager about competitions and training and keep a concise training and competition diary. Award holders receive individual mentoring and have access to specialist coaching opportunities and training programmes. They attend relevant workshops and lectures are given the opportunity to attend online seminars.

Find out more about our Scholarships here. 

Sixth Form Course Directory 2024

BTEC Equine Management

From September 2024 Leweston will offer BTEC Equine Management in Sixth Form. There are two different options available: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) or BTEC National Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A Levels). This qualification offers an engaging programme to students who want a career in the equine sector and well as a range of higher education courses in equine management.

For more information download our Sixth Form Course Directory