Horsemanship 2018

Wishing you all a happy and relaxing break over the school holidays!


Thank you to those riders who braved the cold weather to participate in the Andrea Reidel Carrison clinic on the 15th September 2018. We thank Andrea for her time and commitment to our riders.

The Hamilton and Alexandra College Equestrian Centre will be hosting the following events during Term 4, 2018. The entry forms are on our website and attached to this newsletter. We hope to see you all there! Entries are closing very soon so please make sure you enter as soon as possible!

Entries are closing soon!!!

THAC & Geelong Dressage Club Interschool Dressage Competition Saturday 6th October 2018 (Official Equestrian Victorian Qualifying Event)

Western District Interschool Equestrian Competition Sunday 4th  November 2019 (Official Equestrian Victoria Interschool Qualifying Event)

Horsemanship Term 4 2018

Those riders who would like to participate in our Junior and Senior Horsemanship programs in Term 4 are encouraged to complete the form attached to this newsletter and return prior to the end of Term 3, in order to reserve your place in our very popular coaching program. We will look forward to seeing you all next term!

howjumping Championship! An outstanding effort.Sophie Paton (year 6) placed 7th overall out of 35 competitors!! A fabulous achievement.Our community greatly appreciates regular updates of results of competition and the achievements of our students in their Equestrian sport! Please make sure you email me at ateboekhorst15@hamiltoncollege.vic.edu.au or let Georgia Hodgetts, our Equestrian Captain, know what you have been doing and include as many photos as you like so that we can all celebrate and promote equestrian sport, your efforts and accomplishments for 2018.

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!

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

Victorian Equestrian Interschool Series:



Equestrian Victoria:



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

Polocrosse Write Up

During the 2018 Australian polocrosse season, Ally Gray and Annabel Michelmore were both chosen to represent Victoria in the under 16 girls’ team at the Australian Nationals, held in Perth. Starting on the 20th of September the two girls will spend two weeks travelling and then one week competing against other states of Australia, as well as New Zealand. Both Ally and Annabel have been training hard for the past few months, by themselves, to prepare their horses in readiness to represent their state. The two girls are very excited about the competition ahead and the College is proud of their achievements. We wish Ally and Annabel well and look forward to hearing about their successes on their return.

Phil Sanders (Mentor)