The following will provide you information on how you can participate in the Australian Interschool Championship as an NT Team Member, competitor, family or friend.

About Interschool

2024 Interschool NT Selection Policy

Nominate for the Squad by completing the application form  2024 Interschool NT Squad Application Form - final.docx

The 2024 Australian Interschool Championships are set to be hosted at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (ALEC), Tamworth, New South Wales, 19-23 September 2024.

This event is for anyone, attracting more than 2,000 school-based competitors, family, friends and supporters from around the country.

The event is continuing to grow each year and a major focus for young equestrians.  It is the largest equestrian grassroots program delivered nationally in Australia.

Interschool comprises a competition and educational pathway for young athletes to participate in equestrian sport during their primary and secondary school years.  If you are a young rider, aged between 5-18 years of age, attending school, looking to develop your equestrian skills, character, sportsmanship and teamwork, then Interschool is for you.

There are 5 types of competition offered:

  • Dressage
  • Jumping
  • Eventing
  • Show Horse
  • Combined Training

As per the 2024 Interschool NT Selection Policy, riders must first qualify to be eligible for selection on the NT Team.  The Policy sets out the minimum requirements to be achieved in order to qualify for selection.

Interschool, Questions & Answers

2024 Interschool NT Selection Policy

Equestrian Northern Territory Interschool Handbook  

 Equestrian Northern Territory Interschool Fundraising Guideline  

Current EA National Interschool Rules

Current EA National Interschool Show Horse Rules

Interschool NT Subcommittee

Equestrian Northern Territory is passionate about the development of horse sports from the participation level to the high-performance level.  A dedicated subcommittee with vast experience and knowledge in this area is formed to guide riders and family through the qualification process.  The members are the subcommittee are:

  • Sheena Huppatz - Chair
  • Nicole Paas - Secretary
  • Stacey McKenna
  • Amanda Howie
  • Alison Ross
  • Sam Overall

The subcommittee can be contacted via email [email protected] 


To be considered for selection on the NT Team you must:

  • Be a current Equestrian Northern Territory member
  • Be aged between 5-18 years of age
  • Be attending school
  • Complete the NT Squad Application Form
  • Meet the Northern Territory Interschool Selection Policy requirements within the qualifying period

2024 Squad applications are now open and will close 15 February 2024. Nominate for the Squad by completing the application form  2024 Interschool NT Squad Application Form - final.docx

Please note final team selection does not just depend on completing requirements.  The final selection will be made in accordance with the Policy.

2024 Interschool NT Selection Policy

Qualification Period

The qualifying period for the 2024 Team is from 01/04/2023 to 31/07/2024.  In order to be considered for selection the minimum standard must be achieved during the qualifying period.

2024 Interschool NT Selection Policy

Qualification Results Sheets

At the end of the qualifying period squad members will be requried to submit their competition results to the board in order for them to be considered for selection.  Results sheets for Jumping, Dressage and Show Horse will be provided in the comming months.