If you have a horse or pony and would like to enter a range of competition events, then the Sacred Heart Equestrian programme is ideal for you. There are classes in Showjumping and Dressage to suit everyone, even if you aren’t ESNZ registered or have never participated in competitions.
Students must register at the Sports Office to enter equestrian events. Parents are required to provide transport to and from the events and are responsible for checking the safety of their own riding equipment.
Many students who compete in Equestrian events are affiliated with local Pony Clubs. A web search will provide you with contact details regarding these clubs and when and where they meet. Competitions open to our equestrians include the North Island Show Jumping Series 1 and 2, NISS 2 Day Event, Pegasus Cup, Waikato Secondary School Events and Open Inter-school Dressage. All events can be found at www.evoevents.co.nz
Teams/Individuals: Teams of 4 individuals. Students can become a ‘draft’ rider for another school’s team, and their points will be counted toward individual placings.
Fees: Variable, depending on the event
Uniform: Long-sleeved Sacred Heart polo shirt (on loan)
Training: Individual riders manage their training schedule.