THE Bishop of Hereford Bluecoat School equestrian team has recently qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association national championships to be held in October.

The team qualified after a fantastic performance in the Kings Equestrian Centre inter-schools showjumping 80cm class at the end of June.

Kirsty Fortey, Keira Howells, Louisa Sadler and Sapphire Smith beat a host of teams from all over Wales and the West Midlands.

The school team was extremely well supported by all the parents and Putley Pony Club Centre.