Thursday 21 November 2019

Wexford teams impress at inter-schools show jumping

Lauren Spencer, Gorey Community School, on ‘Kyle Lad’
Lauren Spencer, Gorey Community School, on ‘Kyle Lad’
Teacher Clara Kinsella, Emma Carton and Emma Steacy, Gorey Community School with her father, Robert Steacy

Cathy Lee

​Colaiste Bhríde Carnew recently organised an Equestrian Inter-Schools show jumping event which took place in Barnadown Equestrian Centre, Gorey.

On the day, a total of 51 teams took part competing in the three different inter-schools team competitions.

A spokesperson for the school said that the excellent facilities in Barnadown allowed the competition to start on time despite the heavy rainfall.

'In the open team competition, the honours went to Wesley College, Balinteer with Loreto College, Wexford taking second place. A young team of three from Coláiste Bhríde were placed third. The John Doyle jumping tracks were inviting but asked riders to concentrate,' she said.

'Congratulations to all who competed on the day, it was as always an exciting event. We especially want to thank all our sponsors for their support'.

The novice competition was contested with an 27 teams in total taking part in the show jumping.

First place was cupped up by Presentation College, Wexford, while second place went to the host school, Coláiste Bhríde.

A competitive St Gerard's School, Bray team took the third place rosette.

The Primary Schools' team event had 11 teams in competition, with the Gorey Central School placing third here, as two schools from Kildare came first and second.

The team competitions were followed by individual show jumping, and the spokesperson for Coláiste Bhríde said that the standard was excellent.

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