Leweston is gaining a reputation as 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.

The school has 23 students currently registered as competitive riders competing in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. There are also 12 Equestrian Scholars who are mentored by the Equestrian Team Manager, Lorraine Roberts, who promotes equestrianism as a sport across the school.

Emma Fisher during a training session
with Leweston riders

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. This has included a recent training session with Olympic competitor Chris Burton.

Leweston is an NSEA affiliated school and hosts its own NSEA Inter-Schools RPL and Grass Roots Show Jumping Competition every September with a one-day event at BE Bricky in October in conjunction with the Pony Club. All our riding events are run under each governing body’s national rules, British Show Jumping, British Eventing, British Dressage. 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.

Equestrian Scholarships

Leweston offers an Equestrian Scholarships for Year 7 and Year 9 entry. Year 7 candidates 11+ are expected to be a Pony Club or Riding Club Member or competing BD, BS or NSEA. Year 9 candidates at 13+ and 16+ should be able to demonstrate the same with the addition of BE, if appropriate. Scholars have the opportunity to participate in mentoring programmes, specialist
coaching opportunities and training programmes and must compete for the school. For more information visit our Scholarships page.


Leweston’s Equestrian Team Captain (and show jumper), Mia K Year 13 interviewed three of our Senior School Equestrian Scholars at the end of the Autumn Term 2022.

The students discussed their experiences with riding at Leweston, how they prep for events, their heroes and inspirations, how their riding commitments are supported in their timetable at the school, and their goals for life after Leweston.

Equestrian Scholar Interview Video

Our Equestrian Team is quite a close group of people, especially within our age groups so it’s always nice to catch up at events and school and I can’t wait to compete again.

Year 8 Student
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Scholarships at Leweston

Each year Leweston is proud to award scholarships which recognise and encourage pupils with talent, potential and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence and in Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon.

Application Deadline:

Sixth Form | 10 November 2023 (CLOSED)
11+ and 13+ | 5 January 2024

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