Learning Support Assistant Jenna Watson from The Cheadle Academy, has qualified for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur and Veteran Show Jumping Championships. This takes place at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during the 19th – 23rd November 2014. This is a hugely popular event and the National Amateur Championship is the equivalent of the Horse of the Year Show for non-professional riders! The absolute pinnacle for many an aspiring show jumper each year.
Jenna secured her final places on three horses and is going to the finals next week. This is a tremendous achievement as she is limited to only competing at weekends due to work commitments; and to have achieved this in such a short space of time is incredible.
This year the competition has been particularly fierce with 76 National Second Rounds attracting hundreds of competitors from across the country. Therefore qualifying for the final is something to be very proud of. The Cheadle Academy is extremely proud of Jenna and will be behind her and following her progress 100%! She is a great role model to students, demonstrating hard work, determination and an enduring spirit. The final should be extremely exciting.
Jenna said, ‘I am thrilled and excited to be attending this year due to it being held in the week as well as at the weekend.
Normally I would be working in school. I would like to say a big thank you to the Principal Mr Jamieson and the Governors as I couldn't have done it without them being so understanding and supportive. I now hope I can do everyone proud and bring back some good results. Fingers crossed!’
Jenna’s horses are: DJ 15 years old, Dolly 7 years old and Cc 15 years old – follow Jenna’s jump to success on The Cheadle Academy website: www.thecheadleacademy.co.uk.