Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    18 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. 2019 Prefect Induction

    22 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    22 October @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
  4. SMGS P&F Meeting

    23 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  5. Principal’s Merit Assembly

    26 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

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

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 [...]

SMGS Equestrian Team takes Home Best Presented Small School at the 2018 NW Equestrian Expo

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

From Friday 1 June to Tuesday 5 June, our equestrian team competed at the North-West Equestrian Expo in Coonabarabran. Known for its breadth of events on offer, this is one of the highlights of the [...]

SMGS equestrian team shines at the 21st SMIEC event

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School, Uncategorised|

SMGS’ twenty-three-strong equestrian team competed at this year’s Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition (SMIEC) from Saturday, 28th April to Tuesday, 1st May at the Station Resort in Jindabyne, NSW. SMGS joined 76 schools, 249 riders [...]

SMIEC 2018 Day 1 and 2 Video Recap with Sue West

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

Participants, parents, organisers, volunteers, and of course, horses are now at the half-way point of this year's SMIEC events. We caught up with event organiser, Sue West for a quick run-down of all the action [...]