Hartpury Equine student Clarissa Burnell-Price is celebrating a major achievement on the national stage.
Representing Hartpury, she clinched third place riding her horse Cash Cooper in the prestigious National Schools Equestrian Association Championships at Keysoe in Bedfordshire.
Clarissa, who is studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management at Hartpury, jumped a double clear in the first round of the 1.10-1.15m individual showjumping competition to secure her place in the final.
Clarissa and Cash Cooper produced another superb performance in the final, jumping another fast double clear to secure third place.
The duo jumped a third double clear to finish sixth in the Elite 1.20m individual showjumping competition.
Lizzel Winter, Equine Elite Academy Director at Hartpury, said: “We are delighted and proud that Clarissa has made such a positive start within the Hartpury Equine Academy.
“The National Schools Equestrian Association Championships is an extremely prestigious event.
“Qualifying in itself is an achievement, so to go to the Championships, taking on the best in the country, and come away with such good results is very rewarding.
“Clarissa is going to make a very positive impact within our Hartpury Equine Academy and I very much look forward to working with her over the next few years.”
Picture: Clarissa Burnell-Price with Cash Cooper at the national championships