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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 a flatwork lesson (the foundation of all riding disciplines) each week, and may elect to participate in additional weekly show-jumping lessons. Students have the opportunity to participate in multi-day camps on weekends and during school holidays, exploring other disciplines.

The program engages a number of instructors to ensure that tuition is matched to the level and interest of the riders participating. Our chief instructor, Sarah Dreverman, has compete in the show ring at the top level and is now engaged in high grade show-jumping.

Each May, the school holds an annual interschools equestrian competition which attracts over 200 riders from across the State and lasts for 5 days. At the event, riders compete in a number of disciplines including one day event, hacking, show-jumping, sporting and stockhorse classes.

The school makes use of the wide variety of equestrian facilities in the local area, with the program centred around the purpose-built Jindabyne Equestrian Resort and 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.

Most of our riders participate in additional equestrian activities outside school, including pony club, dressage competitions, showjumping 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.

Recent posts about Equestrian

SMGS students participate in campdraft clinic

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

As mentioned on the SMGS Equestrian Program webpage, most of our riders participate in additional equestrian activities outside school. The sport of campdrafting is one such activity. On Wednesday March 8 and Thursday March 9, [...]

Equestrian Program Dream Season Continues at Cooma Show  

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

On the 10 – 11 March 2017, a number of the SMGS Equestrian Program students competed at the Cooma Show. The Cooma Show is just one of the many stops on the surrounding regions show [...]

Nimmitabel Show Report 2017

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

Last Saturday a number of members of the SMGS equestrian team travelled to Nimmitabel to compete in the annual Agricultural Show.  It was wonderful to have Mr Bland spectating at this competition.  Our riders train [...]

ISHE wrap up

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School, Uncategorised|

A wonderful Suprise STOP PRESS- Mackenzie Harding was awarded the 2016 ISHE Newcomer ODE award. Mackenzie was awarded a beautiful rug for her beautiful brumby Kosciuszko Red. The award was a wonderful surprise for the [...]

ISHE – Day 2

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School|

The day dawned bright and clear. The sun was shining, and the air was filled with the potential of the One Day Event (ODE). This premier event consists of 3 separate elements, Dressage, Show Jumping [...]

Welcome to ISHE 2016!

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School|

This is the second year that students from SMGS Equestrian Program have competed at the Interschools Horse Extravaganza (ISHE) in Tamworth, the equine capital of Australia. The facilities are of an international standard, and the students [...]