Bolton School Senior Boys

National Bronze Medal for Bolton Showjumper

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John Oxley-Harrison, a Showjumper and Y10 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has gone from strength to strength on the national stage, having teamed up with new horse, Alfie – out of the famous Billy Stud (William and Pippa Funnell) - earlier this year. Despite the new ‘partnership’ John was chosen to represent the GB North Team at the Junior British Showjumping Nationals at Stoneleigh in August. His team performed exceptionally and, after a hard contested event, produced a fantastic result by taking the Bronze Medal. 

The August triumph was John’s first competition on him and he has since gone on to qualify for the Dodson and Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds in the Senior league. 

Mrs Oxley-Harrison said: “To be entering senior competitions at 14 years old is challenging but John has stepped up and despite the age difference he has been placed with Alfie on every occasion in the 3 competitions that he has entered. 

We and John's top British Showjumping Coach, Susie Gibson, believe he has a promising future and we are seeking sponsorship to afford John the best opportunity to succeed at a higher level. Anyone interested in sponsoring him should email jnewbould@boltonschool.org.”

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