Events

  1. SMIEC

    27 April - 30 April
  2. Staff Day

    29 April
  3. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    29 April @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders’ Return

    29 April @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.
  • SMGS Netball Team Grand Final Winners

    Congratulations to SMGS Netball team who won the Jindabyne Netball Association Grand Final last night! Well done ladies!
  • New pedal desks in Year 2/3 Classroom

    Introducing our new pedal desks in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After trialling our first […]
  • SMGS 10th Annual Cross Country Carnival – Program

    On Wednesday, 10th April 2019 SMGS Kindergarten to Year 12 students will head to The Station Resort for the 10th Annual Cross Country Running Carnival. The SMGS Cross-Country Carnival is planned to be a fun day, full of enthusiasm and house camaraderie. As much as possible, all students are encouraged to ‘have a go’. Emphasis […]

Equestrian Program

//Equestrian Program

The SMGS Equestrian Program offers instruction for all levels of rider from beginner to advanced.

Riders receive a solid general education, upon which they may choose to build and excel in one or more of the many equestrian disciplines or just continue to enjoy riding as a recreational activity.

Riders in our program participate in riding and theory sessions each week, where solid horsemanship is at the core of each session. Students may also elect to participate in additional weekly lessons with each of our coaches. Students have the opportunity to participate in multi-day camps on weekends and during school holidays, exploring other disciplines.

The school makes use of the equestrian facilities in the local area, with the program centred at Jindabyne Pony Club, while our interschools competition is held at the Station Resort which affords accommodation and stabling as well as enough space for a competition of this size.

Each May, the school holds an annual interschools equestrian competition which attracts over two hundred riders from across the state and lasts for five days. At the event, riders compete in several disciplines, including hacking, show-jumping, sporting, team penning and stockhorse classes.

Most of our riders participate in additional equestrian activities outside school, including pony club, dressage competitions, show-jumping events, one-day events, team penning and stockhorse challenges. The region is host each year to a number of agricultural shows, to the Snowy Mountains Show-Jumping Festival and to the Man From Snowy River Stockhorse Challenge, providing ample opportunities for our riders to participate in their favourite sport.

Our team:

Mrs Krista Mower – Equestrian Program Co-ordinator and EA Introductory Level coach

Mr Peter Gilles – EA Level 2 Eventing specialist

Mrs Catherine Fairfield-Smith – EA Introductory Level coach

Ms Danielle Ternes – EA Introductory Level coach

Recent posts about Equestrian

2019 Equestrian New South Wales State Interschools Championships Recap

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

Author - Sarah Jansen, Year 12 From Friday 5th March to Tuesday 11th March, seven riders from SMGS travelled to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre for the 2019 Equestrian New South Wales State Interschools Championships. It [...]

SMGS Equestrian Team Coached by Christan Trainor!

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

Sarah Jansen (Year 11) is the Snowy Mountains Equestrian Capitan. The Snowy Mountains Grammar School Equestrian team visited Ingebirah fro a two-day skills camp.  Fifteen riders from our SMGS equestrian team enjoyed a two day [...]

SMGS Equestrian Team Brings Home the Win!

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

Sarah Jansen (Year 11) is the Snowy Mountains Equestrian Capitan. The Snowy Mountains Grammar School Equestrian team has had a huge start to the season, with students competing in competitions all over NSW.   On [...]

Equestrian NSW Interschool State Championships

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School|

While many SMGS students and families took to the snowfields during the winter break, three senior school students travelled to Sydney to compete in the 2018 Equestrian NSW Interschool State Championships. The five-day competition (16thto [...]

Mackenzie and her horse, Kosciuszko Red, crowned U15 Age Champion for A Grade riders at the PCA NSW State Show Jumping and State Jumping Equestrian Championships

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School|

Over the weekend, Year 9 student Mackenzie Harding and her horse Kosciuszko Red competed at the PCA NSW State Show Jumping and State Jumping Equestrian Championships held in Morriset, NSW.Representing the Jindabyne Pony Club and [...]

SMGS Equestrian Team celebrates Banner Season at Annual Presentation Night

By | June 25th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

On Friday 22 June, the SMGS Equestrian Team came together to take stock of the 2017/2018 equestrian competition season and, with so many great achievements from both individuals and the team as a whole, the [...]