What is Equestrian Interschool?

Equestrian Interschool competitions in Victoria have a long-running, rich history in nurturing and developing junior and young riders; providing them with the skills and pathways to achieve their equestrian dreams.

For over 20 years schools, equestrian centres and Equestrian Victoria have provided school aged children with the opportunity to compete in a competitive, safe and supportive environment fostering growth and development. 

Interschool equestrian events nurture and develop a rider’s sportsmanship and skill, paving the way for future equestrian success be it at a personal or elite level. Operated under the same governing body rules as official EV competitions, Interschool events provide competitors with invaluable experience preparing them for a competitive future in open competition. Some of Australia’s most prominent leading Junior and Young Riders began their competitive careers on the Interschool circuit.   

Primarily run by supporting hosting affiliated schools and organisations , Interschool Equestrian competitions include the disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Combined Training, Showing and Novelties; and are held at regular intervals throughout the school year. 

There are three key championship events held each year; The Equestrian Victorian Interschool Championships, the VEIS Series and Grand Final and the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships.

The Equestrian Victoria Interschool Championships are a highly anticipated competition where individuals compete across the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Combined Training, Show Horse and Novelties with classes to suit those new to interschool competition through to experienced competitors. The event focuses on developing good sportsmanship between riders and has a strong emphasis on school spirit, culminating in the crowning of the champion school at the completion of the event,with individual Champion Primary and Secondary Riders being awarded the Nan McArthur Trophy.

Both the Equestrian Victorian Interschool Championships and VEIS Series and Grand Final offer competitors the opportunity to compete for a place on the highly competitive Victorian Team, which will represent the state at the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships – the penultimate event on the Equestrian Interschool calendar.