Alex Somerville-Cotton has only just started competing on her horse, a lovely mare called Coucha. However she has shown real talent and bravery, happily going over challenging show jumping courses at 1m and 1m10.
She was a member of the team that competed in the Inter Schools Show Jumping at Windsor Horse Show, helping to secure our victory with her very fast double clear. More recently we took two teams of Downe House Show Jumpers to the Pinewood Show at Rectory Farm near Cirencester. The team only managed 4th in the 90cm, but in the 1m Alex was the individual winner. Last week she also competed at Crofton Manor, winning the 1m class and placing 4th in the 1m10. Not satisfied with having one beautifully talented mare to work with, Alex is also bringing on a youngster, Ringo, who is just 5 at the moment. In the summer Alex has a busy show schedule including taking part in the famous Hickstead Derby and will be representing Downe in the Hickstead Inter Schools. Alex is certainly a rising star of the show jumping circuit and we wish her every success in her summer competitions.