It is understood that Jack de Bromhead fell from his mount while participating in the Glenbeigh Racing Festival at Rossbeigh beach in County Kerry.

His family has described him as a “one-of-a-kind child who touched all our lives in the best way possible”.

“Our hearts are truly broken,” said his parents.

The Glenbeigh Racing Festival is a popular two-day event in which many young jockeys take part.