Fairholme College participates in the Interschool Queensland (IQ) competition which is run by Equestrian Queensland (EQ) for the State competition and Equestrian Australia (EA) for the National competition. Disciplines covered are Dressage, Showjumping, Combined Training, Eventing and Challenge.
Fairholme has a proud history in this competition and has always competed strongly in the Darling Downs Regional Championships where riders have qualified to go on to represent Fairholme at both State and National levels. Equestrian is available as a sport for your girls in both Primary and Secondary levels. Girls do not have to be riding at competition level to choose Equestrian as their sport as the coaching covers all levels of ability and experience; all the girls need is their horse. For boarders there is agistment available as well as transport to and from their horse on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Wednesdays we have showjumping coaching and on Sundays dressage. This coaching is also open for the day girls if they want to join in. Coaches are all EQ accredited.
For those families who would rather keep their horses at home, but distance prevents them from being involved in coaching, the girls may still compete and represent Fairholme provided they are prepared to be involved in a few team building occasions. There are many IQ qualifying days held during the year, some locally and some closer to, or in, Brisbane. The Equestrian Co-ordinator is Jane Davis who will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Equestrian at Fairholme. Email the Co-ordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0417 729 651.
Fairholme has 14 regional competitors, eight Darling Downs Representatives, two Queensland Representatives and the Showman Supreme Champion.
Annual events include:
- Allora Showhorse Day
- Scots PGC Extravaganza
- Darling Downs Interschool Equestrian Championships
- Queensland State Interschool Equestrian Championships