Scoil Mhuire equestrian teams have been competing in national competition for the past eighteen years with much success. Each year, members of the equestrian team participate in the “Equestrian Inter schools Ireland” league between September and April. A large number of students ranging from 1st to 6th year represent the school in the league. The teams compete at weekends (either Saturday or Sunday) in Wicklow, Kildare, Westmeath, Kilkenny and Wexford.
Success in the inter-school events is difficult to achieve given the stiff competition from other participating schools, with up to thirty schools competing in any one event. Despite this, through discipline, horsemanship and determination (and the unwavering dedication of parents/guardians), the students on the Scoil Mhuire Equestrian teams have enjoyed continuous success and finished in the top six schools in team and individual events in the interschool`s show-jumping league over the years.
Scoil Mhuire teams have also qualified to compete in the All Ireland Inter-Schools Supreme Show-jumping Championship in Millsteet, Co Cork – most recently in August 2017.
In addition, Scoil Mhuire has entered teams in the last two Inter Schools Hunter Trials with considerable success. In 2016, the Scoil Mhuire team achieved 7th place from an entry of over fifty teams, while the 2017 team achieved 3rd place – again from a large number of entries.
Teams are due to participate in competitions at the following equestrian centres over the coming months: Warrington in Co Kilkenny, Mullingar, Barnadown in Co Wexford, and Killossery near Ashbourne.