Student Max Kirby recently competed at The IMGA (International Mounted Games Association) World Championships 2023 in Werribee, Australia. The competition ran from 8th -15th October and Max was representing England in the U18 team category. England were competing against Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, France, USA, Germany and Sweden.

With the exception of Australia and New Zealand; all other teams were on borrowed ponies and had only two hours to get used to these before the competition commenced. The competition was four sessions followed by a two-part final.

After a very strong start by England, Australia took advantage of home turf to take Gold. England had a tense battle with New Zealand for Silver but they proved too strong with Max and the team taking bronze.

Congratulations to Max on a fantastic achievement, we are sure of big things to come in the future.