Oct 14TH

College Loan horse enjoys competition success!

College Loan horse enjoys competition success!

One of the College Loan horses has been busy this summer taking part in a range of equestrian competitions.

Nubin (who was on loan to the college) has been competing every weekend since June, taking part in show jumping, dressage and eventing with his owner Elizabeth Cuff (Equine Lecturer at Moulton College). The first competition at the end of June saw Nubin and Elizabeth take 5th place at a One Day Event, which incorporated dressage, show jumping and cross country. The pair then came 3rd at a combined training event at Warminster Saddle Club.                                                                                     

 Show Jumping phase at Longleat Horse Trials

Combined Training at Warminster Saddle Club

Nubin has worked hard with Elizabeth throughout August on the dressage element of training and the pair were rewarded with a 1st place in a dressage competition of 35 riders with a great score of 85%, 10% higher than the 2nd placed rider. Elizabeth also came 3rd riding a friend’s horse.

The last weekend of August saw Nubin and Elizabeth travel to the grounds of Longleat House to take part in the first 2 day event being run on the estate. The event saw over 500 competitors take part in three separate classes. On the Saturday, the pair undertook the dressage and show jumping elements of the event and finished the day in 11th position. On Sunday, they took on the 6.5mile roads and tracks and cross country course. The course consisted of steeplechase fences and 22 newly built, cross country fences. Elizabeth was elated with her round, having jumped clear on all phases. The results then revealed that the pair finished 7th out of a massive class of 85 riders!

Elizabeth said “Having Nubin on Loan at the college was good for him. It meant he was being worked regularly, flat work, jumping, lungeing and long reining, which not only kept him fit but also gave him variety in his work which he thrives on. With this good grounding Nubin is now ready to go onto bigger competitions”.

Jumping the corner in front of Longleat House

For more details of equestrian courses or loaning a horse to Moulton College for student training please contact the Equine Business Manager on 01604 491131 or enquiries@moulton.ac.uk