Equine students at Moreton Morrell College saddle up for prestigious competition - The Leamington Observer

Equine students at Moreton Morrell College saddle up for prestigious competition

Leamington Editorial 6th Oct, 2023   0

EQUINE students saddled up when the British Eventing Horse Trials returned to Moreton Morrell College.

The prestigious competition is an annual event in the British eventing calendar and sees top riders compete across showjumping, dressage and cross country.

This year’s event saw over 500 entries across the two days and competition featured two British Olympians Oliver Townend, Kitty King and Mary King alongside three students from the college.

Level 3 Equine Management students Molly Morrison and Sophie Widern, and Faith Penn, who is studying for her BSc in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation, all competed in the eventing weekend.

Faith, who only began eventing last year, came top out of 32 riders in the BE90 category alongside her horse Erwlas Jump for Gold.

Sophie and her horse Dodington, who were competing for the first time at Moreton Morrell, came fifth in the BE100 Open category, with Molly, drawing on her two years of eventing experience, taking home the bronze in the BE90 Under 18 category with her horse Knockateemore Patch.

Faith, 19 from Solihull, said: “The event at Moreton Morrell was an amazing experience, I went into the competition hoping for a top placement but didn’t think I would have a shot at first place till my dressage score come through.

“I have always been involved with horses but it wasn’t till my current horse experienced some injuries in the last year, that I decided to increase my knowledge through completing the BSc in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation.

“The course has been great so far in building up my knowledge, with the location also enabling me to enhance my yard experience in preparation for my future career.”


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