Novice, recreational and competitive riders are invited to participate in the College Equestrian Program, and are nurtured to achieve their equestrian goals with confidence and support. The Equestrian team is a wonderful community of students, family, staff and coaches who all enjoy the benefits of horse-riding and the camaraderie it provides.

Victory College provides after-school equestrian tuition and training to students who join the Victory College Equestrian Team. All students are welcome to join, and need to provide their own horse, tack and transportation.

The Victory College Equestrian program welcomes students of all ages and riding abilities; from young students still on lead-line (being lead) through to advanced students who spend every weekend attending competitions.

The program’s main focus is currently jumping and flatwork (including dressage), but during their time in the program, students will get to experience a range of riding disciplines.

While there are three main instructors in the program, we often have guest instructors visit to help students develop a specific skill, or to allow them and their horses to try a completely new discipline.

A significant number of students who take part in the Equestrian program regularly compete in interschool competitions. The Victory team is proud to have won the Fraser Coast Interschool Showjumping Competition 5 years in a row. We also host an annual Showjumping Competition in March each year.

If your student/s do join the Equestrian program, be sure to also join the dedicated private Facebook group, Equestrian at Victory College. This is where updates on lessons and instructors are posted, information on upcoming events/competitions is shared, and members can post photos of the competitions they may have attended over a weekend (it’s a very supportive and encouraging team).

Join the Equestrian at Victory College Facebook group


Program Timetable

Lessons take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with multiple lessons running simultaneously in each time slot:

  • Session 1: 3:15-4:15pm
  • Session 2: 4:15-5:15pm
  • Session 3: 5:15-6:15pm

Information on what is happening in each session, and the focus of the lesson, will be posted in the private Facebook group at the start of each week. A link will also be provided to register for the lesson/s.

Class Descriptions

Lead: introduction to riding, focus on developing skills and getting off the lead

Beginner: riders can walk, trot and canter, and begin to learn aides

Intermediate: riders have good aides, and are starting to learn lateral movements

Advanced: riders are learning flying changes and more advanced techniques

Registration and Biosecurity Forms

If you would like to join the Equestrian program, please complete the registration form, and return it to College reception, along with a completed copy of the Biosecurity form (both forms available below).

These forms must be completed when first joining the Equestrian program, and again at the beginning of each year that you continue to be in the program.

Equestrian Policies
The Equestrian Centre

In late 2015 Victory College opened its own purpose-built Equestrian Centre. We are the only school in Queensland – and one of only two schools in Australia – to have an undercover equestrian facility on site and offer equestrian tuition.

The Centre has large soft-sand arenas and staged seating for viewing. There is also a full sized grass dressage arena, day stables, wash bays, a large set-down area and ample space for horse float parking.

The covered arena protects horses and riders from the elements and includes night lighting and a PA system. A canteen is also on site providing snacks and drinks for hard working riders and their families!

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