HELMET STANDARD - effective 1/1/2017

The EN1384 is no longer approved.  Protective headgear must conform with one of the current approved safety standards:

  • Current Australian standard AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards) provided they are SAI Global marked;

  • New Australian standard ARB HS 2012 provided they are SAI Global marked;

  • Current American standards ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) provided they are SEI marked, or SNELL E2001;

  • Current British standard PAS 015 (1998 or 2011) provided they are BSI Kitemarked;

  • Interim European Standard VG1 (01.040: 2014-12) with or without BSI Kitemark.


​For more information go to:


Qualifier events:


Tonimbuk HT 11th & 12th March 2017
Yeringberg HT 1st & 2nd April 2017
Heytesbury HT 22nd & 23rd April 2017
Tintern HT 29th & 30th April 2017
Friends of Ballarat HT 12th - 14th May 2017
Friends of Woady HT 27th & 28th May 2017

Points will be allocated to the top 4 placegetters in each of the four qualifying levels EvA80, EvA95, EvA105 and 1*. The best three scores from each rider* will form our top four qualified riders in each level who will represent Victoria in the Interschool National Championships in Toowoomba in 2017.

Riders are not required to to compete in all six qualifiers however they must attend a minumum of 2 qualifers to be eligible.

*Note that if the same rider and horse combination changes levels throughout the qualifiers only points from the same level will be counted towards qualifying scores.

We will be putting up reminders on Facebook prior to entries opening for each event as the Interschool classes fill extremely quickly. Please be sure to get your entries as soon as they are open so as not to miss out.



National Interschool Rule changes that now apply to all Interschool Events

The National Interschool Rules have been updated and several important changes come into effect on 1 January 2017. It is all riders and supporters responsibility to ensure you understand the rules.


Full details can be found here:…/national-interschool-rules-c…,


Key changes are as follows:

  • All horses and ponies must be four years of age or older to compete in Interschool competitions (Including dressage and show horse);

  • Primary competition is restricted to athletes enrolled up to and including year/grade 6 in the year of competition;

  • Intermediate is defined as those athletes enrolled in years 7, 8 and 9;

  • Senior divisions are for those athletes enrolled in years 10, 11 and 12 in the current year.


Definition of schools has been changed to include TAFE where a student under the age of 19 years is enrolled in full time study but does not include TAFE (part time), University or other technical colleges.

Participation at an Interschool Event is required to compete at State Championships in 2017.  Riders must have evidence of participation at one Interschool event to enter the 2017 State Championships.  It is not necessary for riders to have competed in every discipline they would like to compete in. There are no minimum qualification scores or required placings, you simply need to have competed on the horse/pony you are entering at the State championships.

The requirements for participation in 2017 were communicated in the 2016 State Championship Schedule and via previous emails.



Planning is in progress, the event will run from Saturday 8th April to Wednesday 12th April 2017.  The timetable of events is being reviewed and will likely start with Show Jumping and have Show Horse at the end of the week to accommodate potential event clashes, this is to be confirmed.

Australian Championships will be in Toowoomba Queensland from 25th to 29th September 2017.  Queensland run a fabulous event and we shall have more information to send regarding this event soon.  

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Hocking 0412 679090

EV Interschool Committee

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