Young riders gallop to victory

The junior equestrian team from The Downs School.

The junior equestrian team from The Downs School. - Credit: Archant

An equestrian team from a Wraxall school scooped a trophy at an inter-schools competition.

The Downs School junior team took part in dressage, show jumping and cross country classes against schools from Somerset and Hampshire in the Stonar School event.

Pepper, Evie and Sophie were lying third after the dressage, but took the lead in the showjumping and cross country courses, finishing in first place.

The team manager said: “Riding has really taken off at the Downs School over the past few years. We are exceptionally lucky to have the support of the school as well as access to the school’s estate to train in.”

The school was also placed in two other classes at the weekend.

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