Events

  1. [Postponed] Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey

    4 April @ 8:00 am - 7 April @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. SMGS P&F Meeting

    7 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  3. Last Day of Term 1

    9 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Last Day of Term 1

    9 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Postponed] Grandparents Day

    9 April @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST

News

  • SMGS Virtual Easter Hat Challenge

    This Friday 3 April, we will be holding a virtual Kindergarten to Year 12 Easter Hat Challenge. The rules: 1. Must be Handmade. (You may add to another hat you have (ie, cap/ sombrero/ top hat). 2. It must fit and stay on your head (no hands) for the photo. 3. One hat per person. […]
  • SMIEC 2020 postponed until Term 4

    SMIEC 2020 After discussing at length  with SMGS Executive, the SMIEC committee, and in consultation with Perisher, we have made the responsible decision to postpone SMIEC 2020 until Term 4. With the announcement from the Australian Government yesterday in regards to public gatherings over 500, we believe this is the responsible decision to make. Snowy […]
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for the School Community

    Information, articles and reference materials for the School Community relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are available using the following link: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for the School Community
  • IWD Breakfast Keynote and Table Speakers Announced

    Our 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast is just around the corner and we are very excited to announce our 2020 Keynote and Table Speakers. If you haven’t already booked your tickets, head to: https://smgsiwdbreakfast2020.eventbrite.com.au  

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 [...]