Midleton College has become the first school in Munster to win the Inter-School Show Jumping Competition two years in a row. Riders Ciara Fives, Millie Ryan, Alanna Rose Steel and Eric Mellerick overcame 9 other teams and retained the title and trophy hard won last year. Ciara and Millie were also part of last year’s team making the win all that sweeter. A triumph also for Alanna Rose in her first Inter-schools competition representing Midleton College.
Over two rounds, each rider produced double clears. Further achievements for Ciara Fives, who is no stranger to competition, she also produced the fastest clear in the jump off in just 26 seconds and was also placed first in the Individual Competition. Alanna Rose, on her first outing was placed third.
Brains, nerve and technical ability by both riders and ponies alike combined with a fighting team spirit has proved a winning formula for the second time. Congratulations to all four riders, Alanna Rose, Eric, Millie and Ciara. We look forward to stories of more news from this magnificent team and of course their steeds, Westside Mirah Jack, Hilltop Oliver, Knockbaun Jaxie and Ballyea Star.