General Rules and Conditions

For Interschool Competitors

Interschool has grown to be a very large cohort in Victoria. The rules and standards have developed along the way. The ISV committee is always happy to answer queries and to consider ideas for improvement. Please remember nearly all competitions are run by a group of volunteers. Riders need these competitions to continue to improve and develop as both sportspeople and individuals, whilst the competitions function to maintain Victoria’s stronghold as a leading State for Equestrian Interschool Competition.

Interschool events are competitions open to all currently enrolled primary and secondary school students. All riders must be enrolled at the school they are representing and MUST be accompanied by an adult. Entries from Distance Education students will be accepted if they are EV Members and they are studying at primary or secondary school level. ‘Schools’ include TAFE where a student under the age of 19 years of age is enrolled in full-time study, but does not include part-time TAFE, University or other technical colleges.

Primary Competition is restricted to athletes enrolled up to and including Year/Grade 6 in the year of competition. 

Secondary Competition is broken into two sections:

  • Intermediate division is defined as those athletes enrolled in Years 7, 8 and 9 in the year of competition.
  • Senior division is defined as those athletes enrolled in Years 10, 11 and 12 in the year of competition.

Schools, fielding a Team, should nominate a Team Manager who will be responsible for riders’ gear checks. The use of inappropriate gear or inappropriate behaviour may result in elimination.  

Please refer to the ISV Handbook for further information about:

  • Rules (Including Heat Policy and Swabbing)
  • Interschool Competitions
  • Uniform
  • First-time competitors’ Guide
  • Guidelines for organisers hosting Interschool Competitions

as at February 2022.

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