Dominates Schools and Pony Club Championship
swept the board at this year's National Schools and Pony Club Jumping
Championship, with teams from the Iveagh Pony Club taking the title
and two equal-second places in the Pony Club Championship, Loreto
Senior College from Mullingar winning the senior title and Gorey
Community School, County Wexford, in the runner-up spot.
Junior title went to Llandovery College in Wales.
400 riders made the journey to the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead,
for the championship, with qualifying teams in all three sections
going forward to the International Arena to compete over courses
built by Bob Ellis, who only days before had built and designed
tracks at the prestigious British Jumping Derby Meeting.
fielded three teams in the National Pony Club Championship, with
Team 1 finishing on only four faults, Members were Darren McAlinden
riding The Gangsters Diamond, Ross Mulholland and Zambocca, Lisa
Priestley with Dolly's Buzz and Angela Percy on Jim's Choice.
2 and 3 were equal second together with the Old Berkeley Hunt (North)
Senior College from Mullingar lowered only one pole on their route
to the title, well clear of Gorey Community School's 12 faults.
Winners were Gina Crighton and Lara Croft, Andrea Cullen with Baussy
Jones and Aoife (rpt Aoife) Hynes riding Johnney Rainbow. Equal
third were Millfield School, from Somerset, and Surrey's Cranleigh
Junior Champions, from Llandovery College, Wales, were Felix McCartney
on Trafilian Talisman, Oliver Griffiths riding Trench Cassanova
and Sara Williams with Welsh Wonder. Last year's winners, Winchester
House School, from Brackley in Northamptonshire, slipped into second
place and Homewood School, Tenterden in Kent, were third.
prizes throughout the meeting went to Sophie Beaveridge from The
Kingsley School, Warwickshire, Grace Irwin of the Iveagh Pony Club,
Maria Dwyer from Gorey Community School and Georgie Spence from
Stonar School, Melksham in Wiltshire.