Zoe Addinsall (Year 6) competed at the recent Australian National Pony Club Championships in Sydney, which ran over a 5 day period at the start of Term 4. Zoe competed in the Tetrathlon, comprising of four different phases, running, swimming, laser shooting and horse jumping.  Zoe had a tough hill course in the 1km run and came home in 3rd place, she had to swim in a very cold outdoor pool, swimming 100m and placed 4th in this event. These results place her in 2nd overall position.  After a 6 hour wait due to power outage, Zoe finally went into the shooting phase at 8pm and placed 8th in this event. The final day was the jumping phase. This was held in the Olympic arena with full audience at 6pm. Zoe placed 2nd in this phase and rode an amazing clear round gaining full points. After this phase, Zoe was placed 6th overall. The Victorian team won the competition with all 6 competitors placing in the top ten, an amazing achievement. This was a fantastic experience for Zoe, competing and watching the best riders from all around Australia. Zoe is now focussing on her training for the State Championships in December and will be competing on a new horse.


Zoe Weinberg (Year 7) competed at the Show Horse Council Junior Equestrian Showcase at Werribee Park last weekend riding Beauparc Attitude (Ashton) and Archill Mossaic (Flynn). Zoe was reunited with Beauparc Attitude after an 18 month break to produce an amazing workout in appalling weather conditions to win Champion Child’s Large Show Hunter Pony, under three judges and qualify for The Grand Nationals in Sydney next year. Zoe also rode Flynn to make Top 10 in the Child’s Hack over 15 hands.


Warrnambool Agricultural Society Show and the Victorian Equestrian Interschool Series Dressage and Showjumping Round 1 for 2020 – Friday 25th October 2019.


Many of our students travelled to Warrnambool on Friday last week to compete in this event and to represent THAC in the Interschool Dressage and Showjumping Competition.

Sophie Paton (Year 7) did very well, receiving overall champion for the 85-95cm showjumping phase and placing 3rd in Dressage. Sophie placed in all her classes at the show on Saturday, successfully competing in the 1m jump off.

Jack Addinsall (Year 8) rode in the Encouragement level placing 5th in the 2 Phase, 2nd in the Grand Prix and then went on to win the Championship for the Encouragement Level on Hot Little Acre. Jack placed 6th in both the 2 Phase and Grand Prix and 7th overall on Chisum Rimfire.

Zoe Addinsall also had a successful ride in the freshman’s showjumping, placing 2nd in the 2 Phase and 4th overall.


Interprimary Games Day

Friday 15th November 2019

The annual Interprimary Games Day will be held on the 15th November 2019 at the Equestrian Centre. Please save the date in your diaries, the entry form is attached to this newsletter! The Hamilton and Alexandra College Equine Studies students are eagerly preparing for this event and are looking forward to seeing you all on the day!


Sue Chandler Clinic - Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019

Equestrian Centre North Boundary Road, Hamilton

Sue Chandler is a highly sought after EA NCAS Level 2 General Coach, EA NCAS Level 3 Dressage Coach, EA Coach and Judge Educator and an EA NOAS "A" Level Dressage Judge/ Mentor and has successfully competed in many FEI competitions over the years. She enjoys teaching beginners as well as advanced riders and horses, and her simple and friendly coaching style is appreciated by all who attend her lessons.


Private (45 min) – Price $95 Semi Private (60 min) – Price $65.00 per rider Group 3 riders (60 min) – Price $45 per rider


If the weather is unfavourable we will move to an indoor arena. There will be an additional charge of $20 per lesson if this is necessary

 Lessons are available in Dressage, Jumping and Pole Exercises


Please see attached form for registration. We hope to see you all there!


Inter-House Showjumping & Horsemanship Dinner

Friday 22nd November 2019 4pm onwards


The Inter-House Showjumping has been rescheduled to Friday 22nd November from 4pm onwards at the Equestrian Centre. This event will be combined with the end of year Horsemanship Presentation Dinner. Further details of this will be forwarded to our equestrian students next week and published in the newsletter. Entries for the Inter-House Showjumping will remain the same unless advised otherwise by riders. Any new entries to this event are welcome.


For updates, news, Calendar, entry forms, results and more GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:

Equestrian Victoria:



Please make sure you join our THAC Equestrian Facebook page for regular updates and photos of all our Equestrian endeavours. Updates and entry forms for competitions are also posted on this page so make sure you keep up to date!

Please note any horses who are regularly coming to and from the Hamilton and Alexandra College Equestrian Centre must be up to date with vaccinations for Tetanus and Strangles and records of these will be maintained to ensure the biosecurity of the centre. You must also notify the Director of Horsemanship immediately if your horse has been in or originated from Queensland or Northern New South Wales. Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

Amanda Te Boekhorst