Report from Wellington College CCF:
Three of our top CCF riders competed at the Royal Windsor International Horse Show to compete in the prestigious Inter-services competition in the Castle Arena. Annabelle Turner, Millie Hockenhull and Georgie Murrin rode brilliant rounds to finish on a team score of 16 faults: Georgie ended up finishing as top individual in the first round in the fasted time with no faults, while Millie had a few undeserved poles, but rode incredibly well despite a very last minute change of horse! Annabelle had just one unfortunate pole, but coached round her home-produced young horse like a true professional.
After an anxious wait, we found out the team had made it into the top 12, so were in the jump off for the placings in front of Her Majesty The Queen! After a mounted parade of all the horses to Her Majesty, Georgie Murrin was selected to jump-off for the placings. She was extremely quick, but had an unfortunate two poles down. The pressure was immense with a full stadium, media and of course The Queen watching, but Georgie was very calm under the circumstances! The team finished in 6th place and the girls were absolutely fantastic; Demonstrating their riding finesse and proving to be excellent ambassadors for the college and CCF. It was a great day enjoyed by all!