Bishops Nympton Primary School entered it’s first ever show jumping event on Saturday as part of the North Devon Schools show jumping league at Coxleigh Barton. It is fantastic that as a school we can now include show jumping as part of our sporting offer to prospective parents.
Matthew Boundy, George Snell and Charlotte Thorne can proudly claim to be the first ever riders representing the Exmoor link Federation at Show Jumping and they all rode really well. Matthew Boundy, riding Blackie, went in the 50 cm class, his first ever show jumping competition! He knocked just one pole down in the first round, then had a lovely clear round in the 2nd round. Although he was not placed in the first 6 (who win rosettes) he made us and his mum very proud.
George Snell, on Misty, rode brilliantly. He competed in the 60cm and 70 cm classes. Jumping 2 clear rounds in both classes rewarded him with a fantastic 3rd place in each class…great riding !
Charlotte Thorne rode really well in the 60cm class. She had one refusal and unfortunately fell off in the 70cm class . Her pony spooked after a fence and unseated her, happily she was unhurt.
Well done to all 3 riders. We are so very proud of you. You have now opened the doors for future riders to represent the federation at Show jumping. A huge thank you to Nicky Boundy and the children’s parents who organised themselves for the event, I cannot claim any knowledge of Show Jumping and without their expertise we could not have participated in this event.