DESPITE the very bad weather forecast, Coilog Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare stayed dry for most of last Sunday for the second leg of the TRI Equestrian Interschools Showjumping League. The Novice team event was the held in the warmth of the indoor arena and was very well supported with nine teams in attendance. Six teams made it to the jump-off with Newbridge College taking first place in a nail-biting jump-off with riders Sophie and Annie O’Neill jumping off for their team mates Robyn O’Donnell and Anna White in a combined time of 58.1 seconds pushing the Loreto Wexford team of Jessie Murphy, Katie O’Connor, Faye Murphy and Taylor Peare into second place with their clear in 60.18. Colaiste Bhríde Carnew took third place.

The Novice individuals was won in great style by Anna White from Newbridge College on her pony Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 17.2 with Jamie Hargaden from Newbridge College taking second in 17.4.