Last weekend, Amelia P (Year 5) and Isla D (Year 6) travelled to Coombelands to take part in some Arena Eventing. This is a mixture of Show Jumping and Cross Country. It is normally a course made up of 12 to 16 jumps and includes a vast network of left and right turns, which need to be firstly remembered and then secondly navigated with your pony. This course is topped off by being against the clock but the optimum time is not revealed so you just have to try and keep a fast regular canter around the whole course. Arena Eventing is a very popular winter discipline for those that do one-day events and cross country in the summer.
The event saw both girls in the top placing in the first class at 60-centimetre with Amelia coming second and Isla right on her heels coming fourth. An unlucky pole for Isla and then a sat nav error from Amelia meant no placing in 75-centimetre this time, but there was superb riding from both of them in both classes, well done!