Abbey Gate College Pupils Jumping for Joy after Success at Liverpool International Horse Show

Abbey Gate College students Goldie and Red Morgan were celebrating recently after taking part in the Liverpool International Horse Show.

Held at the Echo Arena over three days, the show welcomed over 30,000 visitors to watch local and national show jumpers, including brother and sister duo 11 year old Red and 13 year old Goldie.  

Just 12 young pony riders from throughout the UK were specially selected to compete in the competition, which was the first international show-jumping event of its type in Liverpool.

Featuring in the ‘mini major’ part of the show where young pony riders are teamed with professional show jumpers, Goldie competed with Nicole Parvitt to claim third place.

Goldie, from Malpas, said: “It was amazing to be part of such an energetic show and to meet the show jumpers. I would love to be involved again next year as show jumping is a hobby I really enjoy.”

Deputy Head Gavin Allmand said: “It was a real honour for Goldie and Red to be invited to take part in this event and as active members of the College’s Equestrian team, it is great to hear that they are continuing to make excellent progress. Combining commitment to school work with caring for their ponies requires great dedication and determination.”

Published: Friday, 19th February 2016