Since its opening in spring 2017, the Equestrian Centre has proved incredibly popular. With a new judging and viewing box, two new horses and involvement in a number of competitions, the Advent Term was a notably busy but exciting period for the College’s pupils. In recognition of the growing interest among students to develop their equestrian skills, staff at the Centre have created a termly accolade to honour one pupil with the ‘Most Improved Rider’ award. Irrespective of whether the individual is a beginner or a more advanced rider, the award recognises the hard work shown across the term. Taking this into consideration, the Advent Term award was given to Fifth Former Julius O.
Julius and Arthur
Jan Tupper, Equestrian Centre Director, commented: “Julius has come on tremendously with his riding throughout the Advent Term. He won the award based on his willingness to take advice but also to ask questions. With a combination of group and private lessons, Julius – with his chosen horse Arthur - has been able to react quicker and adapt to the varied skills required to compete. This will be instrumental for Julius as he progresses.”
Julius’ improvements led to his entry into the National Schools Equestrian Association’s (NSEA) Pop-Up Dressage Series. Alongside some of the other avid College riders, Julius rode the Dressage Test Prelim 14 – results are still pending but it was a wonderful experience for all.
With the Lent Term providing another round of opportunities for pupils to compete, we are very excited to see what the future brings for all the riders at the Lancing College Equestrian Centre.
To find out more, visit our Lancing’s Equestrian Centre page.