Tilly Showjumps Her Way to the Top

Prep 7-13
Posted on: April 30th 2021

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Prep School pupil, Tilly Dickinson-Gaunt, has won the Winter Pony Finals National Showjumping Championship, held at South View Equestrian Centre in Wettenhell, Cheshire.

Up against a start-list of 24 other competitors, 12-year-old Tilly held her nerve in the Springboard 138cm Final, posting the only foot-perfect round with her 18-year-old pony Freddie. Freddie and Tilly are a ‘new partnership’ having only been training together for 6 months.

Tilly commented “Freddie has got a friendly and relaxed personality at home. He brightens up in the ring and can be strong, but he knows his job and helps me out. I’ve only ridden him since October and because of lockdown this is only our sixth show [...]”

Tilly, who only started British Showjumping two years ago, trains with her coach every Thursday as well as practicing after school for 2 hours each evening. This is Tilly’s first championship win.

As well as representing the school at various competitions almost every weekend, Tilly also competes for Suffolk on the area team and her dream is to show jump at Olympia in the 138cm height pony final.

Huge congratulations to Tilly on this amazing achievement and we wish her the best of luck in her future competitions.