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The most exciting fixture in the equine calendar was a visit last week from international event rider, Nicola Wilson, who paid the horse management students a visit. Currently ranked 2nd in the FEI World Eventing Rankings August 2017 - (highest placed Lady Rider in the World), she also took Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the Strzegom European Championships 2017. Nicola took time out of her hectic schedule to come to College and hold a day of jumping clinics for staff and students and outside customers on both College and privately owned horses. Everyone who participated in the lessons gained a great deal from Nicolas wealth of experience.
Alongside this amazing event students and staff joined together to run a charity cake and raffle stand in aid of Willberry Wonder pony, Nicola showed her support to this by heading up a question and answer and photo time. Over £150 has been raised. Thanks go to Tom Smith Farrier, Holden Equestrian, Sarah Rushby, Saracen Horse Feed, Whitakers Animal Feeds, Carrs Billington, Jenkinsons, Horse Health, Morrisons and of course to all staff and students that helped towards this event.