The equine Vaulting Academy made the long trip to North Wales to compete in an unaffiliated competition at the Welsh Championships at Northop College Flintshire.
The team of first year and second year Extended Diploma in Horse Management students made up of Corrine Bottley, Tara Crick, Emily Curtis, Katie Betts (first years) and , Merryn Lynes, Sarah East Alanna Watts (second years) put all their hard work in to practice to take part in their first Vaulting competition. They competed in the beginners fancy dress competition and came third against some tough competition in their category.
Julie Newall GB team Coach and Moulton College Vaulting Academy Coach said ‘I was really proud of the students, they have worked hard and this is a great achievement in their first competition. As a result of this placing the will now move up to pre-novice competitions’.
Students were amazed by the standards at the competition. Merryn Lynes, Academy student said ‘ We could not believe the high standards at the Championships, it has given the team inspiration to work even harder. We were shocked and pleasantly surprised by what we achieved in coming third, we had a great day out.
The Vaulting Academy is fully supported by the college, students work towards academic qualifications whilst training for the Academy. The Equestrian Subject Area also run A Dressage Academy and are launching a Jumping Academy in September 13.
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