SCARBOROUGH College’s equestrian team have put in a top performance at a national schools competition - with one rider being crowned 2017 Individual Eventing Champion.

For the third year in a row, the College’s equestrian team qualified through to the annual National Schools’ Championships held in Buckinghamshire last weekend.

A number of outstanding individual rides saw the team finish a “remarkable” fourth overall in the 85cm class, with every rider scoring clear rounds.

The college said it was especially pleased that Year 10 pupil Hannah Marley was crowned the 2017 Individual Eventing Champion due to her superlative league performances over the course of the year.

The event was topped-off with an eighth placing in the 90-95cm “Jumping With Style” category, in which new Year 7 pupil Lily Blythe achieved one of the very best individual scores - boding very well for the future of riding at the College.

Charles Ellison, the head master of the college, said: “We are delighted by the overall performance of the team and once again their talent has marked out Scarborough College as a genuine school of excellence for riding.

“They have the perfect mind-set and nerve to perform when it matters most.”