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Equine 19Sep 2016

Addington awaits as Hartpury Equine students qualify for major national show

Addington awaits as Hartpury Equine students qualify for major national show

Two Hartpury students will have the chance to shine on the national showjumping stage after putting in impressive performances at Bicton Arena in Devon.

Hannah Gadras and Kara Hughes contested two classes at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association (NESA) Show Jumping Qualifier last weekend with the aim of qualifying for the NSEA KBIS National Show Jumping Championships at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre from October 21st to 24th.

With qualification places at stake, Hannah and Kara, both aged 16, faced tough competition, leaving them just out of the placings in the Open class. However, in the Advanced Open (1.10m) Pony class, Hannah rode Champion Owens to first place and a championship spot, with Kara just behind her in second on Showtime II.

Both riders are members of the college’s Equestrian Club and represent Hartpury as members of the NSEA team. Kara, who is studying A Levels at Hartpury, is also part of the Modern Pentathlon Academy.

Hannah, a BTEC Level 3 Horse Management (Equitation) student, said: “There was fierce competition so to qualify is fantastic. I’m so pleased with how my pony jumped and I’m looking forward to Addington!”

Hannah could gain a second championship qualification at Hartpury in the ‘Jumping with Style’ discipline as she will also be competing in the Arena Eventing Qualifiers on 1st October.

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Hartpury research takes centre stage at national conference

Hartpury University Centre's equestrian sport experts were able to share their knowledge at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference yesterday.

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Saddle up for a sponsored ride with a difference on Margaret!

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Isabel and Bryn saddle up for Badminton Horse Trials

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27 Oct 2016 Equine

Hartpury’s Hannah style shines through at Championships

Hartpury student Hannah Gadras shone on the national stage as she clinched top spot at the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Championships.