Sparsholt College Equine Centre is celebrating the success of Horse Management student Toby Small at the Junior Tent Pegging Championships in South Africa. Part of the inaugural junior team, Toby won one gold and four silver medals for Great Britain, with the team overall winning two golds, eight silvers and a number of bronze medals.
Tent Pegging is a sport which has developed from military training that would have been undertaken by the cavalry in the 19th and early 20th Century. The sport is practised in UK, USA, India, Pakistan, Australia, Oman, Holland, South Africa (the reigning world champions), plus numerous other countries.
When not representing Great Britain, Toby is studying for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management at Sparsholt College’s Equine Centre.