A Year 9 pupil has achieved international success representing Great Britain at the FEI Lier CDIP International.

Gemma won two of her competitions and came runner-up in the third in a successful weekend in Belgium.

Gemma was competing in the U16 category at the Lier CDIP International on her horse Der Kleine Lord, and saw off competition from Belgium, Sweden, Holland, France, Germany and another GB competitor.

She came first in the Ponies Team Test and the Ponies Freestyle competitions and secured runner-up in the Ponies Individual Test.

Gemma’s superb performance will hopefully have impressed GB Dressage selectors who will be choosing a squad of four to represent Great Britain at the European Championships.

In addition, two more Queen’s girls, sisters Elica in Year 8 and Olivia in Year 6 have also qualified for the prestigious British Show Jumping Winter Pony Premier Finals this summer.

Elica and Olivia went through many gruelling qualification rounds at venues all around the country to qualify for the British Finals to be held at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in July.

The girls achieved their qualifications at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire; Elica riding her 138cm pony, Ferrybank Roy and Olivia on board 128cm Remington Steal.

Headmistress Sarah Clark said: “Successes such as these demonstrate what can be achieved when talent is supported and nurtured and girls work hard to achieve their goals. My congratulations go to all three girls and their families. We wish them the best of luck with their forthcoming competitions.”

Post date: 24th April 2017