Snowy Mountains Grammar School is pleased to announce that the Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition (SMIEC) will be held at a new venue this year. From May 4th to May 7th 2023, Equestrian Park in Canberra will be hosting the competition, which caters to all students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

According to Gidge Fairfield Smith, the SMIEC Coordinator, “We’re thrilled to be hosting SMIEC at Equestrian Park this year. The new venue provides ample space for competitors and their horses, as well as convenient access to nearby amenities. We’re excited to see what the students can accomplish in these new surroundings.”

The event features a varied program of events, including One Day Event, Combined Training, Dressage, Show Jumping, Pentathlon, Show Rider and Working Hunter, Working Horse Challenge, and Sporting events. A team Six-Bar Jumping Competition, a Rescue Relay, and Schools’ Fancy Dress Team event are just some of the highlights of the School’s competition. An individual High-point score in age groups and an overall School Point score will be in operation.

Located at 208 Cotter Road, Weston ACT, Equestrian Park is conveniently located near motels, hotels, and shops. Competitors can book steel yards at the venue or build their own. Camping will be available in the Cotter Plots adjacent to Equestrian Park.

Entries and Yard Bookings will open on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm. The full program of events will be published on the SMIEC website ( in the coming weeks.

The Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their equestrian skills in a fun and supportive environment. Snowy Mountains Grammar School encourages all interested students to get involved and take part in this exciting event.

For all enquiries, please contact SMIEC via email at


Name: Gidge Fairfield Smith and Sue West
Organization: Snowy Mountains Grammar School

The Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition (SMIEC) is presented by Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS). Uniquely located in the Snowy Mountains, we are a K-12 day and boarding school that offers students a diverse range of learning and development opportunities. We do this through innovative education and academic excellence, our special location, and a personalised approach.

 A season highlight for competitors, SMIEC is an annual Interschools event that lasts for four days. Riders compete in a number of disciplines including combined training, hacking, show-jumping, sporting, stockhorse classes and our unique Snowy Mountains Way Challenge.