Medal haul for students

  • British students were celebrating last month (22-24 August) after securing team bronze at the Student Riding Nations Cup.

    The British team of three was made up of Hector Payne, Lottie Kennedy and Rory Newton-Dunn (pictured above with the event organisers).

    They took on riders from 14 nations including America at the three-day dressage and showjumping competition at Wellington Riding in Hampshire.

    The Netherlands took team gold in the combined competition and gold in the dressage.

    Spain took top honours in the showjumping, with Britain taking bronze.

    The 45 competitors taking part were all on horses lent for the competition by local owners and Wellington Riding.

    Lottie dressage 221-year-old Birmingham University sports and exercise student Lottie Kennedy took individual silver in the dressage (pictured right).

    “During the final two tests I tried to give it my all as it’s not every day that you get to ride two amazing grand prix horses,” she said.

    In the showjumping Cardiff University student Rory, 22, took the individual silver medal.

    In the final he jumped against Spain’s Victoria Gargallo over a 1.20m course.

    “It was a real honour to compete against some of the most talented young riders,” said Rory.

    Former student riders include World Equestrian Games bronze medallist William Fox-Pitt.

    Full results

    Individual combined:

    1 – Esteban Benitez Valle (ESP)
    2 – Milou Anthonisse (NED)
    3 – Rory Newton-Dunn (GBR)

    Individual dressage:

    1 – Esteban Benitez Valle (ESP)
    2 – Lottie Kennedy (GBR)
    3 – Marcia Dominicus

    Individual showjumping:

    1 – Victoria Garqallo Garcia (ESP)2 – Rory Newton-Dunn (GBR)
    3 – Milou Antonisse (NED)

    Team combined:

    1 – Netherlands
    2 – Germany
    3 – Great Britain

    Team dressage:

    1 – Netherlands
    2 – Ireland
    3 – Great Britain

    Team showjumping:

    1 – Netherlands
    2 – Germany
    3 – Spain

    For more information visit www.gbstudentriders.co.uk

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