Pupils from the Borris Vocational School in Carlow were crowned dual winners at the Hurst College National Senior Schools Jumping Championships in Hickstead.
Patrick Doyle, Aoife Murphy, Catherine Kavanagh and Claire Kavanagh made up the winning team, with Aoife claiming individual honours as well.
Having produced three clears in the first round, the team was able to drop Catherine’s eight fault round and finish on a team score of zero.
Seventeen-year-old Aoife was the fastest of the five double clears in the jump-off, shaving 0.28 off the leading time to take the win ahead of runner-up George Laing from Hurst College.
Claire Kavanagh finished eventual seventh in the individual honours, with 14-year-old Patrick Doyle finishing in eighth place.
This was the first win for the Borris Vocational School.
The Hickstead Elite 1.00m NSEA Team Championship took place in the Equine America Ring Three, with the title going to the Lady Manners School in Derbyshire.
The Hurst College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships were first held in 1964. Since then thousands of young riders have come to Hickstead each summer, each hoping to qualify to jump on the hallowed turf of the Longines International Arena.