Events

  1. Year 10 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  2. Year 9 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  3. Art Express – Year 12

    25 March - 26 March
  4. Applications for 2020 Scholarships Closing Date

    1 April @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 2019 ESA Round 1 Applications closing soon! – Friday, 22nd March 2019

    Entering its fourth year, the SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy will continue to deliver an holistic experience that incorporates all facets of athletic, academic, wellbeing and logistical support to the advanced and elite snowsports athlete. Participants in this program will be guided to pursue athletic success without sacrificing their academic pathway, while living a balanced lifestyle, […]
  • Applications for 2020 Scholarships closing date – Monday, 1st April 2019

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Senior School that are made available each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships for Senior School students commencing in Years 7 to 11 are offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until […]
  • SMGS Co-Captain, Eve Donnelly advances in Lions Youth of the Year competition

    On February 27th, the Lions Youth of the Year was conducted at the local level with students from JCS and SMGS competing.  Four of our senior students participated: Nick Kargas, Eve Donnelly, Jorja Box and Willem Baldwinson. These students underwent an extensive interview process, delivered a prepared speech and were required to respond to two […]
  • Inaugural Women’s Day Breakfast a resounding success

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our inaugural International Women’s Day Breakfast this morning. The morning was filled with motivating and influential stories from our Keynote and table speakers, a moving video created by Year 12 student, Saskia Dutch, door prizes donated from our generous table sponsors and supporters and an inspiring welcome […]

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

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 [...]

NW Equestrian Expo, Coonabarabran

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

The North West Equestrian Expo, an extensive interschools event held at Coonabarabran each year, was for our SMGS Equestrian team an amazing success in every way.  We have attended this event for the past ten [...]