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Hurst College National Schools Jumping Championships

28 June 2024

This year celebrates the 60th year of the Hurst College National Schools Jumping Championships, 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 National Championships for both junior and senior schools are open to individuals and teams of three or four riders from any school. Many top international riders have competed in the Hickstead Schools 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 this annual fixture.

In a bid to encourage more youngsters to come and compete at the home of British showjumping, we have also added an NSEA championship to the programme.  

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

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