Events

  1. Daffodil Day

    23 August
  2. HICES Athletics

    28 August
  3. Father’s Day Stall

    30 August @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

News

  • SMGS featured on SkyNews

    Over the school holidays, SkyNews interviewed SMGS Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott and Junior School Captain, Ambrose Hansen for Sky News’ flagship program, Paul Murry Live. SMGS will be featured on the show, “Our Town”. Dr Bell, Mr Philpott and Ambrose spoke to reporter, Sam Chiari about student life at […]
  • Draft team lists – Interschools and Amelia McGuiness

    Draft team lists are now available for the following events: SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Cross-Country (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Time Trial (as at Thursday 1st August 2019)
  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • 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: […]

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

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 [...]

Jindabyne ready to welcome record number of SMIEC competitors

By | April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

Jindabyne, NSW. (20 April 2018) – Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s equestrian event, SMIEC, to be held from Saturday 28th April – Tuesday 1st May, announces record number of riders and schools from across the ACT, [...]

Year 8 student, Mackenzie Harding, and her brumby, ‘Red’, selected to compete in the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Uncategorised|

On Sunday, 19th November, SMGS student Mackenzie Harding and ‘Red’ were selected to ride in the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show. We were provided with a bit of background information on the complexities of selection [...]