Hartpury’s Equine Academy used home advantage to pick up a hat-trick of wins at the British Showjumping Senior Championships, held recently at the college’s equine centre.
In keeping with a number of recent displays, maintaining possession proved an arduous task for Hartpury as the visitors monopolised the ball for long periods of the match.
It’s the first of its kind to be held on Hartpury soil, and the first time both universities and clubs have linked up all season in the South West.
Hartpury is building on the success of its college women's rugby programme by offering university students the chance to continue their playing development whilst studying for a degree.
The ‘Bedouin Challenge’ is one of a number of fund-raising rides organised by the BHS and, to Poppy, represented the opportunity for a life-changing experience as well as the obvious fund-raising potential.
Ampthill, who had only previously tasted defeat on their own soil once this season, played with the wind first and made full use of it early on, with flanker Darrell Dyer barging over in the corner after a catch-and-drive had brought the Hartpury try line in sight.