For good measure, they also claimed the best turned-out prize.

In the open competition, the Newbridge College team of Caoimhe Sweeney on Kippure Steepleview Jack, Jack Ross on Bally David Souz, Emma O’Callaghan on La Paca and Karen Casey on Primadonna Girl saw off strong opposition in a three-way-jump off against St Gerard’s and King’s Hospital. The Co Kildare school’s jump-off representatives Casey and O’Callaghan were both clear to secure the win.