Showjumping Competition

On Thursday 25th March 2010 the NVQ L1 Horse Care learners organised and successfully run a fundraising day raising £88.88 in aid of ‘World Horse Welfare’.

There was a range of activities run throughout the day starting at 11am which included:

  • Riding lessons on ‘Horatio’ the mechanical horse charging £1 a go. Lots of learners took up the challenge including many non equine learners.
  • A Tombola stall which had a vast range of prizes including a ladies blouse, writing set, The Body Shop creams and lotions, and a selection of Easter eggs. Some of prizes had been kindly donated by learners and members of staff.
  • A popular sweet stall which had a range of sweets, cakes, crisps and drinks for sale.

In addition, all the learners took turns to walk around college and sell raffle tickets for the Luxury Giant Easter Egg complete with a selection of truffles.

In the afternoon, the sweet stall and tombola was relocated to the Bishop Burton Arena where the main event took place, the highly anticipated Fancy Dress Showjumping Accumulator. The afternoon provided great entertainment for all, with the thrills and spills coming thick and fast. Some riders opted for traditional fancy dress such as Robin Hood, whilst others decided to be more upbeat and daring for example a learner dressed as Jordan. The most unique fancy dress outfit was worn by a Yard Assistant dressed as a very colourful chicken! The crowd were very vocal throughout the competition which helped encourage the riders to jump the bigger and more difficult fences, some minus the horse!

A similar event was run last year by the 2008/2009 cohort of NVQ L1 Horse Care learners which raised over £66. Due to the determination of this year’s NVQ L1 Horse Care learners a total of £88.88 was raised, which is a 30% increase on last year. This fundraising event will now become an annual in-house competition which will continue to be run by the L1 Horse Care learners; the challenge will be to raise even more money next year!

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