Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    17 October - 8 November
  2. Year 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews

    21 October @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  3. Kindergarten Information Evening

    23 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  4. Let’s Explore – Session 1 – My Classroom

    25 October @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am AEDT

News

  • Term 4 canteen menu now available

    The new Canteen menu for Term 4 is now available. Check out the Canteen page for the new menu: 2019 Term 4 Canteen Information
  • Join us for our OPEN DAY!

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School warmly invites all prospective Kindergarten to year 12 Families to their Open Day on Friday November 1st. Tour the campus, meet with the principal, teaching staff and students. Come and get a glimpse of our award-winning education and innovative learning environment in action. ***As our Open Day occurs on the same […]
  • Dr Adam Lloyd to lead STEM at SMGS

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Adam Lloyd will be returning to SMGS in 2020 as Head of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Dr Lloyd was previously Head of Mathematics in 2018 and we welcome Adam and his family back to Jindabyne and to SMGS. Dr Lloyd will work at the coalface in […]
  • Thank you Snowy Monaro Region for your support!

    Yesterday, the NSW Government announced the successful My Community Projects. Unfortunately, the Multi-Purpose Sports Courts for the Jindabyne Community did not receive enough points in the public vote to receive funding. Of the 20 or so project applications for the Monaro, only two were successful, for a total of just over $200,000 in funding. 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 [...]