NATIONAL CHAMPION AT ST MICHAEL'S
Reuben Juckes in year 5, started riding just over a year ago at Beechley Riding Stables. His coaches recognised his skill and ability and entered him for a regional competition. Reuben did so well that he was asked to represent the region at the national competition at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire on 14th July.
On competition day, there were riders from all over the UK, so the pressure was on. Reuben and his horse Rio were smartly turned out and ready to show the judges how well they work together.
After a near perfect round and nerve wracking wait, Reuben was in first place. He was declared class champion, beating not only his peers, but adults too!
It just goes to show that with dedication and determination, support from your family and coaches, great things can happen. A big well done from all of us here at St Michael's and good luck in the future.