Kilgraston School riders secure three out of four showjumping categories

Last weekend (24 November 2019) saw Kilgraston School sending a record number of teams of riders to Highfield Equestrian at Howe to compete in the Strathallan School’s team show jumping competition.

Kilgraston School pupils celebrating their success at the Strathallan School's showjumping competition where the teams won three out of the four class
Kilgraston School pupils celebrating their success at the Strathallan School's showjumping competition where the teams won three out of the four class

26th November 2019 — Last weekend (24 November 2019) saw Kilgraston School sending a record number of teams of riders to Highfield Equestrian at Howein Fife to compete in the Strathallan School’s team show jumping competition.

This annual event attracts nearly 250 entries with up to 16 teams per class. This year represented Kilgraston’s best results to date, winning three out of four classes.

Class 1 saw Ishbel Fossett, Meadow Bain, Lucy Helliker and Hannah Alexander fly round the 55cm with three very speedy double clears to take team 1st, Hannah was also second individually and Lucy fifth place.

Class 2 saw Kilgraston White take the trophy, another three brilliant fast clears from Olivia Kilic, Lucy Helliker and Hannah Alexander. Olivia Kilic took individual second place out of nearly 70 riders! Kilgraston Blue – Maisie Fossett, Meadow Bain, Grace Rattray and Emma Garvin also took fifth place.

Class 3, and another trophy. This time it was Kilgraston Blue - Mischa Steele, Flora Allan, Charlotte Jeffrey and Emma Garvin riding some outstanding jump off turns to take the top spot of 16 teams, with Kilgraston White - Olivia Kilic, Daisy Nisbit and Maisie Fossett taking third place.

Class 4 was the last class of the day, the 1m. Connie Wang, Erin Johnson, Flora Allan and Mischa Steele just had a couple of poles down between them, but still managed team third place.

Rachael MacLean, Equestrian Manager at Kilgraston said: “It was a brilliant day of sport, with some very competitive classes. The girls all rode so well and got the results they deserved, a huge well done to all who took part and to Strathallan for hosting.”

About Kilgraston School

Right from the moment that you pass under the rather grand stone archway that marks the entrance to Kilgraston, it’s clear you’ve arrived at a rather special place. Travel down the driveway, over the stream and past fields of horses until you reach our Georgian red sandstone mansion. Inside, our girls’ artwork adorns every wall, and the sounds of music rehearsals echo down each corridor. Across the front lawn – to what was once the stable building but is now our bright and cheery prep school – girls laugh, play and learn together. Only 45 minutes from Edinburgh airport yet Kilgraston is secluded and girls are free to roam around the 54 acres of pristine Scottish parkland.

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