Double delight for sisters

Equestrianism: It was a double celebration for the Hepworth sisters at the Charity Hunter Trial at Bergh Apton as both Norwich High School girls won their classes. Milly Hepworth, on Spike, won both Class 5 the Intermediate 2'3” and Class 7, The Small Open 2'6”, while younger sister Iona managed a joint win in Class 2 The Novice, with Thomas Hewitt-Allard on Bureside Flower Girl.

It was a double celebration for the Hepworth sisters at the Charity Hunter Trial at Bergh Apton as both Norwich High School girls won their classes.

Milly Hepworth, on Spike, won both Class 5 the Intermediate 2'3” and Class 7, The Small Open 2'6”, while younger sister Iona managed a joint win in Class 2 The Novice, with Thomas Hewitt-Allard on Bureside Flower Girl.

This celebration was tinged with sadness as the event was in aid of MacMillan Cancer Relief, a charity close to these girls' hearts due to the sad loss of their mum Sarah after her brave fight against cancer earlier this year.

Dad Marcus said: “She would have been very proud of the girls today and me for continuing to support them with their love of horses and competing.”


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The day was held by kind invitation of Mr and Mrs Kip Bertram at The Manor, Bergh Apton, a stunning venue and one where we were all made to feel very welcome.

Despite the ground being very hard and the number of entries down on previous years the day did still manage to raise £970 through entries and a raffle.

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In a strong junior girls class, Alice won with a total score of 3,722 points. She was placed first in the shooting and swimming elements and went clear along with Rachael and Nicola in the XC riding. Rachael came a close third, only five points behind the second-placed competitor and Nicola, the youngest member in the class, came fourth.

Thomas came second overall in the junior boys with good performances in all of the elements: first equal in the shoot, fourth in the run, second in the swim and a clear round on his new horse Pip.

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