Brand new for 2016 is the British Showjumping - Just for Schools National Championship classes at the British Showjumping National Championships.
This new Championship allows schools and colleges across the UK to enter teams of three or four riders and individuals to compete in specific height categories from 70cm to 1.10m.
The team winners of the 70cm Championship were Llandovery Hawks from Wales, followed by Kings of Wessex gold from the south west. The individual winner was Eviee Smith (Rosedale Vectra) and in second place was Megan Cowan (Kiss N Tell III).
In the 80cm Championship, The Cottesloe School team took top prize with Albyn School in second place. The individual win went to Charley Hamilton (Kayem Fridays Dance) and in close followed by Megan Cowan (Tullycars Peekaboo).
For the 90cm Championship it was another battle between Llandovery riders and Kings of Wessex. However, it was Llandovery Eagles who took the champion spot knocking the Kings of Wessex black team into second place. In the individual competition there was a joint first place which went to Callie Lorimer from Aberdeen (My Diamond Geezer) and Henry Nelson (Arthur Comet) from Llandovery School, part of the winning team.
But coming back fighting, Kings of Wessex black team came in the 1m Championship, taking the Championship title ahead of Mold Alun 100 team from Alun School from Flintshire in Wales. In the individual competition first place went to Katie Waldock-Smith (Rose Cottage) and in second was Asha Smith (Armani Pullman).
The last class of the British Showjumping Just for Schools Championship was the 1.10m class won again by Kings of Wessex School, this time Kings of Wessex blue team. Being proud runners up once again were the Mold Alun 100 team from Alun School. Asha Smith from Devon was the individual winners of the 1.10m Just for Schools National Championships.