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Course success for learner who isn’t horsing around about a potential career as a top showjumper

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A talented showjumper isn’t horsing around with her education after gaining excellent results on her College course.


18-year-old Paige Wilde from Hepworth achieved D D* D* on her level three technical certificate in equine that was studied at Suffolk Rural College.


Paige now plans to take a gap year before taking up the option of studying at Hartbury University in 2023.


Paige said: “I’m really pleased (with my results). I did better than I was expecting. In terms of my time at Suffolk Rural, I really enjoyed it and made good friends in my first year that will be with me for the rest of my life.”


Outside of education, Paige is a top showjumper, gaining a number of titles this year on the two horses that she rides that are called Top Tottie and Kilrainey Buddy.


She continued: “I’ve jumped at Arena UK, the UK’s biggest show, three times and I’ve had a couple of wins there. This year, I’ve had almost ten victories and I want to make it to the top. I’m a hard worker and seeing people like Sharon Hunt (who grew up in Suffolk and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing) come from Suffolk and do well is inspiring.”
On her final reflections of Suffolk Rural, Paige added: “I’m going to miss it, but everything comes to an end.”

Posted 18 August 2022
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