Showjumping Champion Joins GB Team at Nations Cup

Following her earlier success in competitions with her horse Newbridges Master Brown, Third Form pupil, Matilda Lanni (L) was selected to represent Great Britain with the U18 team at the Nations Cup in late May. Mattie was selected after an impressive performance at the British Showjumping Youth trials earlier this year.

Eleven teams from all over Europe competed at Lamprechtshausen, in the Austrian Alps, in one of the three Nations Cups held across the year, all of which are qualifiers for the European Championships.

Fielding the youngest team in the competition, Britain stood in second place after the first round, just two time penalties behind the leaders, Germany.

Withstanding the pressure of the occasion, three members of the team, including Matilda, returned clear rounds in round two, something none of the other older and more experienced riders were able to do, leaving Britain as outright winners, without the fourth member even needing to jump.