Hanford Success at Hickstead
Hickstead Grass Roots Championships 2022
Over the summer holidays four Hanford girls and their wonderful ponies travelled from across the country to compete at the Grass Roots Show Jumping Championships at Hickstead.
The girls arrived at the showground the night before the competition to settle their ponies after a long journey and explore the showground. The girls were up early the next morning to groom and plait their ponies before heading down to the rings to warm up. The Hanford team were first to go in a very full 60cm class, they all rode fantastically in what could have been a rather overwhelmingly large ring.
The team then headed off to walk the course for the 50cm class. Again, the girls all did incredibly well, riding technical and daring lines in their jump offs. Chloe, and her lightning-fast pony Bubbles Lad, went on to claim the individual win and title of National Champion. A truly fantastic achievement.
Throughout the competition all the girls – Alice, Rachel, Chloe and Tess – showed great sportsmanship, supporting each other as well as cheering on the other teams.