Solihull rider comes top at British Eventing Horse Trials - The Solihull Observer

Solihull rider comes top at British Eventing Horse Trials

Solihull Editorial 4th Oct, 2023   0

SOLIHULL student claimed the top spot as the British Eventing Horse Trials returned to Moreton Morrell College.

The prestigious competition is an annual event in the British eventing calendar and sees top riders compete across showjumping, dressage and cross country.

And this year’s event saw over 500 entries across the two days and competition featured three British Olympians Oliver Townend, Kitty King and Mary King alongside students from the college.

Faith Penn, who only began eventing last year, came top out of 32 riders in the BE90 category alongside her horse Erwlas Jump for Gold.

The 19-year-old from Solihull, said: “The event at Moreton Morrell was an amazing experience, I went into the competition hoping for a top placement but didn’t think I would have a shot at first place till my dressage score come through.

“I have always been involved with horses but it wasn’t till my current horse experienced some injuries in the last year, that I decided to increase my knowledge through completing the BSc in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation.




“The course has been great so far in building up my knowledge, with the location also enabling me to enhance my yard experience in preparation for my future career.”

The event organisers ran classes of BE90, BE 100 and novice levels split into a total of 15 sections across the two days.


Riders’ friends and families were lively spectators alongside the 100 volunteers and 20 staff and students working across the college site.

Wayne Rodwell, equine events and sports coordinator at Moreton Morrell College, said: “The event showcases our great college wonderful facilities and highlights our wonderful staff and students who volunteer and support the event, it is also a fantastic way for our students to experience elite competition and develop new skills.”

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