The Newbridge College teams competed at the first Interschools showjumping competition of the season held in Kilkenny on Sunday the 19th September.
Our black team, Maebhdh Brassil, Emily Higgins, Carolyn Harty and Alyssa O'Neill qualified for the jump off round against a very competitive field and finished in 6th place overall. Alyssa also came 2nd in the Open Individual. The Newbridge College white team just missed out on qualifying for the final round but jumped clear in the first round. This team consisted of 4 riders competing at open level for the first time. The team members were Hannah and Charlotte Quinn, Hayley Banahan and Karen Casey. We were also represented in the novice individual competition by Megan Flanagan who performed very well.
The Newbridge College equestrian team came 3rd of 42 teams in Wicklow on the 25th September. The team members were Emily Higgins Aisling Doyle Carolyn Harty and Clare Manning. The College also had a second team competing on the day and it finished just outside the final round on only 4 faults. The team members were Maebhdh Brassil, Kate Hensey and Sadhbh Springate.
Congratulations to all the College competitors at our own Inter Schools show jumping Competition held on Sunday the 3rd of October. Our novice team Kaitlyn Nolan, Gillian Wall, Megan Flanagan and Nessa Briody finished joint 7th of 17 novice teams and won best turned out. Rebecca Higgins also competed and did very well. Gillian also came 2nd in the novice Individual competition. We had 4 teams competing in the open competition. 3 of our teams qualified for the final jump off round. Our black team Carolyn Harty, Clare Manning, Aisling Doyle and Alyssa O'Neill finished in 4th place out of the 39 open teams competing. Our white team Emily Higgins, Maebhdh Brassil, Sadhbh Springate and Delphine Cordonnier finished in 8th place and our silver team Charlotte Quinn, Hannah Quinn, Hannah Sutton and Kate Hensey, also qualified for the jump off round and finished just outside the top 10. Our gold team Victoria O'Brien, Hayley Banahan, Karen Casey and Katy Hudson finished on just 4 faults. In the Open Individual competition Alyssa O'Neill came 5th and Kate Hensey came 6th.
Carolyn Harty finished 3rd in the Interschools Derby held on the 9th October in Wexford.
The Newbridge College team won the League Interschools Showjumping competition held in Waterford on the 16th of October. The team members were Aisling Doyle Carolyn Harty Alyssa O'Neill and Maebhdh Brassil. Maebhdh also came 6th in a very competitive Individual competition.
Our open team, Sadhbh Springate, Hannah Sutton, Hayley Banahan and Emily Higgins came 4th in the league open showjumping competition held in Mullingar on Saturday the 6th November. Alyssa O Neill won the Individual league competition and Ashley O'Sullivan and Maedhbh Brassil finished 4th and 5th. Our novice team, Nessa Briody, Gillian Wall, Megan Flanagan and Rebecca Higgins came 5th in the novice competition and Emma O' Callaghan came 6th in the novice Individual.
On the 21st November Alyssa came 2nd in a very competitive Individual competition held in Kilkenny. This was sufficient to put her in first place in the Individual league. On the 27th November at the competition held in Swords she won the Individual competition to lengthen her lead in the Individual league.
The College now has 27 points in the show jumping league and is lying in 3rd place overall. Alyssa O’Neill, representing the College is leading the Individual league with 39 points and we are also well represented in the Individual league by Carolyn Harty, Ashley O’Sullivan, Maedhbh Brassil and Kate Hensey.