Interschools Championships

The NZSSSC Championships enable younger riders and their team mates to enjoy taking part in different equestrian disciplines. 


2024 NZSSSC Interschools Teams Championships 2-5 September


Calendar 2024

North Island Schedule

South Island Schedule

This unique, multi-discipline event is being held by Equestrian Sports New Zealand, the New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council (NZSSSC) and New Zealand Pony Clubs Association.  It is the third year the event is being held concurrently at the Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre, Taupō and the Dunstan Horsefeeds National Equestrian Centre, McLeans Island, Christchurch.  

The Champs are an opportunity for our school-aged riders to try something new, and the timetable is set out so riders can take part in different disciplines as well as supporting their teammates.  The event offers riders the opportunity to take part in Competitive Trail Riding (CTR), Jumping/Show Hunter, Dressage and Arena eventing. What Is CTR for interschools.

Last year, we had record numbers entering, with 500 students from 110 intermediate and secondary schools have completed the four-day tournament, with 70 schools from the North Island spanned from Kaitaia in the north to Kapiti in the south, and there were 40 schools in the South Island from Nelson to Queenstown.  

Sponsorship or Trade Stands

We offer you the opportunity to gain brand exposure during the event and via our platforms.  You will find the full range of sponsorship and trade options that include: Sponsorship of a Social Event (Hobby Horse and Pizza, or Pony Club Quiz and eats);  Principal Sponsorship;  Class Sponsorship;  and Trade Stands.  For details see our Interschools Online Booking Form.