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

About Interschool

2020 NT Interschool Squad Nominations

The 2020 Australian Interschool Championships will be held in Toowoomba, Queensland from 28 September to 2 October (dates may be subject to slight change).

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 2020 ENT Interschool 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.

For more information, questions & answers  2020 ENT IS Q&A_Final.pdf

2020 ENT Interschool Selection Policy  2020 ENT IS Selection Policy_Final.pdf

Equestrian NT Interschool Handbook  2020 ENT IS Handbook.pdf

Equestrian NT Interschool Fundraising Guideline  Interschool Fundraising Guideline .pdf

Current EA National Interschool Rules

Current EA National Interschool Show Horse Rules

Interschool Working Party

Equestrian NT is passionate about the development of horse sports from the participation level to the high-performance level.  A dedicated working party with vast experience and knowledge in this area is formed to guide riders and family through the qualification process.

Danila Lochrin ENT Sports Development Officer

Email  [email protected]

Karen Ruzsicska Team Manager (appointed in principle)   Email  [email protected]
Nicole Mutimer  Jumping Coach (appointed in principle)  Email  [email protected]
Anne-Marie Cruickshank Dressage Coach (appointed in principle) Email  [email protected]
Amanda Ruzsicska  Working party member  


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

  • Be a current Equestrian NT 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

2020 Squad applications are now open and will close 1 March Nominate now

Please note final team selection does not just depend on completing requirements.  The final selection will be made in accordance with the Policy and is at the sole discretion of the Equestrian NT Board.

2020 ENT Interschool Selection Policy  2020 ENT IS Selection Policy_Final.pdf

Qualification Period

The qualifying period is now a 13 month period - 01 July to 31 July the following year, for example 01/07/19 to 31/07/20.  In order to be considered for selection the minimum standard must be achieved during the qualifying period.

2020 ENT Interschool Selection Policy  2020 ENT IS Selection Policy_Final.pdf

Qualification Results Sheets

At the end of the qualifying period selection 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 are below:

2020 ENT Official Interschool Dressage Results Sheet.docx

2020 ENT Official Interschool Jumping Results Sheet.docx

2020 ENT Official Interschool Show Horse Results Sheet.docx

2019 NT Interschool Team Sponsors

On behalf of the 2019 NT Interschool Team Members, family, friends and Equestrian NT thank you for the support of our following sponsors.  Some new, some returning, your support to our NT Interschool Team is greatly appreicated and regonised.

Darwin Show Jumping ClubEquestrian NT

Mr Gerry WoodJust Country Australia Pty LtdRudds Horse TransportDarwin Dressage Club