Report written by Alice Strang Steel:
The CUET 2nds team had their first ever BUCS match on 27th November 2013, at Greenacres Equestrian, Harpenden, hosted by the Royal Veterinary College. It was a great competition and everyone rode particularly well. The team came overall second.
Following the dressage, the team was in a very strong position, with only 39 penalties. Both Ali and Ollie achieved 0 discount scores for their horses. Next in the show jumping and Ollie and Bridget scored 0 discount penalties for their horses, with excellent rounds.
The final scores were really tight and the overall result is still under debate. Individually Ollie finished overall 1st on 0 total penalties and Bridget 5th with 19 total penalties – so particularly well done to them. The Cambridge team either came an exceptionally close 2nd to RVC, coming down to collective scores. Or it was an impressive win, depending on whether 3 or 4 of the teams scores should be included.