Despite being in the middle of his Junior Cert examinations, Kilkenny native Jack Ryan proved unbeatable at Coilog last Sunday when he took the win in the 1.35m Mervue Equine Leinster Summer Tour and then went on to claim victory in the SJI National Grand Prix.

At just 15 year’s of age, Ryan is one of the youngest riders to ever win a National Grand Prix. Riding Cavalier Teaca, Ryan went early in the 15 strong jump-off and lodged the winning round, clear, in a time of 36.89 seconds. Owned by Jack’s Mother Marguerite, Cavalier Teaca is a 10-year-old mare by Glidawn Diamond out of the Cavalier Royale-sired mare Teaca.