Ponteland High’s Charlie Parker shines in Belsay Horse Trials
Charlie was entered into Belsay international horse trials at the weekend in the under 18 British eventing 90cm class, only her 3rd try at this height. She finished 11th out of a field of 30.
On Sunday we took her good pony and a new event to try the 70cm show cross class - this is when they do show jumps and cross country jumps in the same round.
Charlie went on to win the class on ‘Secret’ and 6th place on her new pony, ‘Maisie’. It was a long weekend and we all arrived back home tired but true to form Charlie went upstairs to revise for her upcoming exams; that’s dedication for you!
Headteacher Mr McGrane said “Charlie is an outstanding young woman and excels at balancing her love of competing with the rigours of A-level study. It is always wonderful to hear about her successes, which I am sure will continue in the years ahead.”