Equestrian

(Photo: Equestrian Team 2017) 

Equestrian Team 2019

The team enters up to three interschool events during the 1st, 2nd and 4th terms. Some events are show jumping and some one-day events, with jumps, dressage and games.  There are more events available for keen riders.

You need your own horse (or horses) and you must be able to arrange your own transport for these events.

The team has grown to about 10 students (all ages and levels) and the school supplies a limited number of special Whanganui High School saddlecloths. You supply the rest of the gear and the event entry fee (typically $25 per horse).

We have a google classroom, Code is Ogy28r

Upcoming Competitions:
Dannevirke High School Interschool on 27 February - Dressage and Show Jumpimg.
Nga Tawa Equestrian Interschool on 28 March – Show Jumping heights 80, 95, 110cm.

If you do some riding - come along and join the team!

Teacher-in-charge: Mrs V Lawson (lawson.v@whs.ac.nz)

Congratulations to Jaime Hogg on Step It Up winning the Pony Equitation Showhunter class which is judged on the rider & also received some 3rds & 4ths in other classes jumping up to 1m; The Royal A & P Show Hawkes Bay 17-19 October 2018.

Congratulations to Jaime Hogg on Step It Up winning the Pony Equitation Showhunter class which is judged on the rider & also received some 3rds & 4ths in other classes jumping up to 1m; The Royal A & P Show Hawkes Bay 17-19 October 2018.

Aliesha Waghorn on Starfire; 3rd individually overall in her Category out of 38 riders & 3rd in the pairs with Abbey Peters from St Annes; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Aliesha Waghorn on Starfire; 3rd individually overall in her Category out of 38 riders & 3rd in the pairs with Abbey Peters from St Annes; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Jaime Hogg on Step It Up; 2nd in the Equitation round in her Category; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Jaime Hogg on Step It Up; 2nd in the Equitation round in her Category; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Former student Nicholas O'Leary on Helena; 3rd in his Equitation & 2nd individually Overall; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Former student Nicholas O'Leary on Helena; 3rd in his Equitation & 2nd individually Overall; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

From left: Ella Kingston on Dr Jones, Jaime Hogg on Step It Up, Abbey Peters (St Annes) on Little Miss Sunshine 2, Aliesha Waghorn on Starfire; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

From left: Ella Kingston on Dr Jones, Jaime Hogg on Step It Up, Abbey Peters (St Annes) on Little Miss Sunshine 2, Aliesha Waghorn on Starfire; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Wanganui Sharks Showhunter Team 2018 finished 6th out of 19 teams which was a fantastic achievement for a very small club; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

Wanganui Sharks Showhunter Team 2018 finished 6th out of 19 teams which was a fantastic achievement for a very small club; NI Showhunter Team Champs in Foxton 28-30 September 2018.

REBECCA BENGE had to leave Cindy & Blitz behind & competed on a borrowed mount in Belgium where she represented NZ in the INTERNATIONAL Mounted Games Association's 33rd World Team Champ Open! Result 14th out of 25 teams; Chronicle 17/9/18.

REBECCA BENGE had to leave Cindy & Blitz behind & competed on a borrowed mount in Belgium where she represented NZ in the INTERNATIONAL Mounted Games Association's 33rd World Team Champ Open! Result 14th out of 25 teams; Chronicle 17/9/18.

Recipients of the latest M10 Mega Futures Champions Trust: Kayaking - Lucas Thompson (left) & Sophie Brooke (middle back); Canoeing - Jack Clifton (3rd from left) & Liam Lace (4th from left), Chronicle 18/5/18.

Recipients of the latest M10 Mega Futures Champions Trust: Kayaking - Lucas Thompson (left) & Sophie Brooke (middle back); Canoeing - Jack Clifton (3rd from left) & Liam Lace (4th from left), Chronicle 18/5/18.

CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Benge adding another championship to her resume with the U17 title at the conclusion of the National Individual Mounted Games in Wanganui, Chronicle 2/4/18.

CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Benge adding another championship to her resume with the U17 title at the conclusion of the National Individual Mounted Games in Wanganui, Chronicle 2/4/18.

REBECCA BENGE WON 3 National team titles at the NZ Mounted Games in Hawke's Bay; U17 Pairs, U17 Teams & Open Teams, March 2018.

REBECCA BENGE WON 3 National team titles at the NZ Mounted Games in Hawke's Bay; U17 Pairs, U17 Teams & Open Teams, March 2018.

WHS student Ella Kingston on Miss Eve (left) & Adrienne Swan on Sonrise Essence rose to the occasion to finish 3rd in the Junior Pairs at Zone Games level earlier this month, Chron 25/5/17.

WHS student Ella Kingston on Miss Eve (left) & Adrienne Swan on Sonrise Essence rose to the occasion to finish 3rd in the Junior Pairs at Zone Games level earlier this month, Chron 25/5/17.

WHS's WINNING team of 5 riders at the Wanganui Interschool Gymkhana, 11/5/17. Photo: Ella Kingston (left), Basia Sosnowska, TIC Mrs Lawson & Emma Forrester (holding the cup). Absent from photo; Sophie Barron & Rebecca Benge.

WHS's WINNING team of 5 riders at the Wanganui Interschool Gymkhana, 11/5/17. Photo: Ella Kingston (left), Basia Sosnowska, TIC Mrs Lawson & Emma Forrester (holding the cup). Absent from photo; Sophie Barron & Rebecca Benge.

Wanganui Interschool Gymkhana, 11/5/17.  WHS WON the Red Group comp with Sophie Barron gaining most points for the day from all competitors, & Emma Forrester WON the Blue div. Red jumped 65cm & Blue jumped 80cm courses.

Wanganui Interschool Gymkhana, 11/5/17. WHS WON the Red Group comp with Sophie Barron gaining most points for the day from all competitors, & Emma Forrester WON the Blue div. Red jumped 65cm & Blue jumped 80cm courses.

CONGRATULATIONS to Adelaide Hodges for coming 1st riding 'Rusty Nuts' n Bolts' in Accumulator (show jumping event) at Nga Tawa's 125th Anniv Show Jumping Tourn, March 2016.

CONGRATULATIONS to Adelaide Hodges for coming 1st riding 'Rusty Nuts' n Bolts' in Accumulator (show jumping event) at Nga Tawa's 125th Anniv Show Jumping Tourn, March 2016.

ASHLEE BARLOW & her ageing mare 'Phoenician Poem' add to their Horse of the Year title after WINNING the SUPREME NATIONAL JNR RIDING TITLE at the Horse & Pony Show in Feilding, January 2016.

ASHLEE BARLOW & her ageing mare 'Phoenician Poem' add to their Horse of the Year title after WINNING the SUPREME NATIONAL JNR RIDING TITLE at the Horse & Pony Show in Feilding, January 2016.

ASHLEE BARLOW & her ageing mare 'Phoenician Poem' beat 17 rivals to WIN SUPREME CHAMP SHOW PONY in their class at Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, Chronicle March 2015.

ASHLEE BARLOW & her ageing mare 'Phoenician Poem' beat 17 rivals to WIN SUPREME CHAMP SHOW PONY in their class at Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, Chronicle March 2015.