Eleanor placed 4th at International Youth Show in Belgium

Posted on November 23, 2018


Congratulations to show jumper Eleanor Simpson (Lower 4) who at only 12 years old was one of the youngest to compete in the ‘Children on Horses’ section at the International Youth Show in Opglabbeek, Belgium. Ellie made the long drive from her home near Ashburton with both of her horses and reaped the rewards when finishing 4thon Lucky in the 1.30m Grand Prix on Sunday 18 November with two excellent clear rounds.

This is just rewards for Ellie who juggles school work, a busy sporting calendar in which she represents the school at hockey and netball with a comprehensive training timetable to prepare for her many equestrian competitions. “She works and trains so hard, always with a smile on her face and we are totally thrilled for Ellie that she is becoming so successful on the international stage,” said Cathy Gabbitass, the Director of Sport.