Horse riding at St Andrew’s started with just a few keen riders and many grooms who wanted to take part in local shows, and has grown into an activity which is open to all and enjoyed by many pupils. The school is a member of the National Schools Equestrian Association, which enables our pupils to compete as both individuals and as teams in show-jumping, cross country, including the National School’s Cross Country Event and some School Junior One Day Events.
Our teams also compete in the Inter School Show-Jumping league. These shows take place throughout the year and in all the surrounding counties, so plenty of early starts, but the one which is held at the annual Royal County of Berkshire Show is always a favourite.
The highlight of our equestrian calendar is our Charity show which we host for both experienced riders and those just starting out. Lots of fun for everyone with the money raised going to the schools we sponsor in South Africa and Uganda.