THERE was much excitement at the Coláiste Bhride Inter-schools Showjumping in Barnadown in the run up to the mid-term break.
Principal Linda Dunne said that the school was delighted to host this leg of the Equestrian Inter-schools League and that schools’ show jumping is continuing to go from strength to strength.
“The strength of inter-schools show jumping was very evident in Barnadown Equestrian Centre with 70 teams competing in the open, novice and primary competitions. It was refreshing to see so many young competitors back out again after the lengthy pandemic restrictions.
“Well done to all and congratulations to those who were in the ribbons,” she said.
Teams came from across Leinster and the open teams saw Gorey Community School come in both second and forth place, Coláiste Bhríde in sixth place.
The novice team competition saw Wicklow’s East Glendalough School in first and Loreto College, Wexford in second.
The primary competitors came from Carrigduff and Shielbeggan National School, Scoil Naomh Brid, Blackwater and Screen National School
In the individual competitions winners were Isla Coad, St. Saviours, Rathdrum in the 65-75cm, Anna Morrissey, East Glendalough School in the one metre and 1.10 metre went to Cait Kenny of Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew.