Lily Scott-Garret from Essex wins in the ‘Just for Schools’ League

Lily Scott-Garret, aged twelve from Romford Essex, had a very successful outing at Barleylands Equestrian Centre last month securing three wins in the Schools 70cm, 80cm, and 90cm League Classes. Representing Sanders School, Lily rode both her ponies Tooty Fruity and Orlando Sunshine double clear to take the rosettes home.

Making a great start to her season at her first ever ‘Just for Schools’ competition Lily said, “Tooty Fruity is quite fizzy to ride but it makes it fun as he is quick against the clock, whereas, Orlando Sunshine is very different so I have to adapt. I am looking forward to doing more ‘Just for Schools’ competitions in the coming year”.

Proud of her daughter and her achievements her mother Deborah commented, “I think it’s good that Lily’s school is aware of the work and dedication put into the sport after school and at weekends as children should be encouraged to do something they enjoy”.

Lily enjoys travelling to new show centres and meeting new people and hopes that she will be able to encourage others from her school and in the area to follow and give the ‘Just for Schools’ programme a go.

The ‘Just for Schools’ League run by British Showjumping offers riders the chance to compete Individually or as a Team in classes ranging from 70cm to 1.10m with the chance to qualify for the British Showjumping National Championships held at Stoneleigh Park in August 2018.

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