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

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 [...]

SMGS students participate in campdraft clinic

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian|

As mentioned on the SMGS Equestrian Program webpage, most of our riders participate in additional equestrian activities outside school. The sport of campdrafting is one such activity. On Wednesday March 8 and Thursday March 9, [...]

Equestrian Program Dream Season Continues at Cooma Show  

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

On the 10 – 11 March 2017, a number of the SMGS Equestrian Program students competed at the Cooma Show. The Cooma Show is just one of the many stops on the surrounding regions show [...]

Nimmitabel Show Report 2017

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

Last Saturday a number of members of the SMGS equestrian team travelled to Nimmitabel to compete in the annual Agricultural Show.  It was wonderful to have Mr Bland spectating at this competition.  Our riders train [...]

ISHE wrap up

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School, Uncategorised|

A wonderful Suprise STOP PRESS- Mackenzie Harding was awarded the 2016 ISHE Newcomer ODE award. Mackenzie was awarded a beautiful rug for her beautiful brumby Kosciuszko Red. The award was a wonderful surprise for the [...]

ISHE – Day 2

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Senior School|

The day dawned bright and clear. The sun was shining, and the air was filled with the potential of the One Day Event (ODE). This premier event consists of 3 separate elements, Dressage, Show Jumping [...]