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  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  
  • P&F Pure 80’s Trivia Night – Friday 24th June – Call for silent auction donations

    To the SMGS community, The Parents and Friends Committee of Snowy Mountains Grammar School are excited to announce the upcoming Trivia Night on Friday 21 June. The theme of the 2019 Trivia Night will be ‘Pure 80s’. In addition, we are pleased to let you know that this year 10% of all profits from the […]

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

Community, competition and opportunity at the heart of 22nd Annual SMIEC event

By | May 4th, 2019|Categories: Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

From Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 April, Snowy Mountains Grammar School welcomed 248 riders from 58 schools to Jindabyne for the 22ndannual Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition. Of this year’s event, Event Director, Sue West, [...]

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 [...]