TRI Interschools Killossery Lodge

THE novice individual 80cm class started the day off at the TRI Equestrian Interschools’ leg at Killossery Lodge Stud last weekend where first into the arena clear in the winning time of 24.05 seconds was Scoil Dara Kilcock’s Lily O’Sullivan and the lovely CDS Curheen Freddie.

Second in Zara Cogan from Scoil Mhuire Carlanstown crossed the line with Myries Dream for eventual fourth place. Chloe Walsh representing Holy Child Killiney and Lottie posted 29.46 which left them in sixth place.

Saoirse Dollard on Carn Silver Diamond from Loreto Balbriggan taking second. Cora Finn who had travelled from Wexford took third place and the final place in the prize line-up went to Darby Condren representing St Gerard’s who took fifth place.

Novice teams event

In the novice team competition, there were nine teams entered. Holy Family Secondary took first with the only clear round. Second place went to St Gerard’s Bray with four faults and in third place Loreto Wexford, also on four faults. Taking fourth place was Pipershill College Naas on 12 faults.

The next class was the EII 90cm Novice Individual qualifier which was won in great style by David Keatley from Colaiste Lorcain who rode the only clear round.

The TRI Equestrian-sponsored open team competition saw eight teams competing. The winners were from Blessington Community College, posting the only clear round. The team were Mia Cullen (Duffus), Kyra Griffin (Don), Roz Duffy (Lupin) and Jessica Flood (Walter).

Gorey Community College were second on four faults. St Gerard’s came third on eight faults while Newbridge College were fourth on 12 faults.

Double for Byrne

In the TRI open individual class, Cian Byrne and Hunters Lodge Puissance set the standard, first into the arena but showing the rest how it should be done, crossing the line in a winning 23.89secs. His closest rival was Colaiste de Lacy pupil Abi Lawler who rode Blessington Willow Fly into second in 24.61. Not far behind was Sophie Byrne from Holy Child Killiney who crossed the line in 25.52 to take third while Conor Doyle posted 28.91 to take fourth.

The final class was a HSI 1.10m qualifer with nine competitors competing for the six qualifying places up for grabs. Making it a double was Cian Byrne who took first place with a lovely double clear in a fast time of 22.76.

Second place went to Alexander College student Lily Nadir with Country Strong crossing the line in 25.08. St Gerard’s School was represented in the line-up by Aibidh Condren with Castlebridge Pacquao who finished third and slotting into fourth was Lauren Keatley with Celoso from Colaiste Lorcain.