What is Interschool?

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Interschool aims to promote equitation, education and equestrian sport in school programs within Queensland and to encourage the development of discipline, character, sportsmanship, teamwork and a sense of achievement in Interschool riders in Queensland.



There are 6 different types of competition offered;

  • Dressage
  • Jumping
  • Eventing 
  • Show Horse
  • Showman
  • Combined training

Competitions are generally conducted throughout the year by schools, clubs and EA groups as tag on days and are run under EA rules. It is important for IQ riders to check on the IQ calendar that the competitions they are entering are IQ qualifiers. 

Many IQ competitions are run on a two tier system to encourage all riders to participate at a safe level that will challenge their ability, while providing a good standard for all.

The first tier relates to training level classes where riders can compete and gain points for their school, win ribbons and trophies (where provided) and gain confidence and experience.

The second tier are classes that equate to EA levels of competition and these classes can be used as qualifying classes for the State and National championships.