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Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Championships

6 August 2015

The Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships were first held in 1964. Since then thousands of young riders have come to Hickstead each summer, each hoping to qualify to jump on the hallowed turf of the world-famous International Arena.

The championships feature a schools' competition (split into junior and senior divisions) and a Pony Club team competition, for which the riders have to qualify in advance.

Many top international riders have competed in the Championships, including Pippa Funnell and Robert Whitaker. The Duchess of York, supermodel Jodie Kidd and BBC presenter Clare Balding all had an early experience of showjumping at the Schools Championships.

It is one of the Hickstead team's favourite days of the year, as we get to have fun guessing who might be a Derby winner in the making!

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