LUCY Hassall, from Tarporley High School pulled off a stunning double victory in the recent showjumping competition at Wettenhall.
Four Tarporley students took part in the event, which attracted horse riders from across the North of England.
The team for the 85cm show jumping – Ellie Dawson, Rose Diggle, Emiily Sambrook and Lucy Hassall had a mixed experience, so once Ellie and Emily had jumped but collected a few faults, the decision was made for the others girls to ride as individuals. This allowed them to both have a crack at really going for it.
Rose had an unlucky knock-down with a quick time that would have had her in the top ten, but Lucy played a blinder and rode herself into a clear lead, with nearly two seconds to spare. She held the lead and finished there, out of 102 riders!.
Again in the bigger class Rose and Lucy rode as individuals, with Lucy finishing top of the 80 riders, this time in the bigger 90-95cm class.
Obviously this was a great result, and it reaffirms her as a great individual competitor. The win qualified for the national championships at Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire.!