Keeping a horse at YAHS
Students at YAHS are able to bring a suitable horse to school for use in Equine Studies and after school recreational riding activities. Priority for stabling is given to those in the Equine Studies classes. Students in year 7 are able to bring a horse from term 3 onwards. New students to the school must be in residence for half a term before they can bring a horse to school. Riders from all disciplines and riding backgrounds are welcome. Our equestrian team is a fun friendly supportive environment that allows students to develop their riding and horse management skills. Students are responsible for the daily care and feeding of their horses at YAHS.
Jumping arena Stables for 34 horse and individual paddocks with shelters
Horse truck for transport to events
Tack room space
Horses attending YAHS must meet suitability criteria and be a minimum of 5 years old. On arrival horse and rider combinations are assessed for safety. See the Equine policy for further information.
Agistment is charged on a term or half term basis. This includes a stable, individual yard, wash bay facilities, indoor and outdoor arena, transport, equipment storage. See the Equine Fee Information for further details.
All horse feed is included in the cost , Feed types include lucerne, oaten and teff hay available as well as chaff and a cool feed pellet. Transport to events within 100km from school is also included in the costs.
Vets and Farriers are organized as needed and paid by the horse owner directly to the practitioner.
Riding time is provided each school day afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30pm. This is supervised by equine staff who are available to help the students with their horses and riding. Each term there are at least three planned weekend events such as lessons, clinics, attendance at shows etc. these events are targeted at the interests and needs of the current students and horses.
Interschool Equestrian Events
Students are able to represent at the Northwest Equine Expo in Coonabarabran. This event has a variety of disciplines and is a great opportunity for students. Any attending student needs to meet the requirements of the school to attend and a parent is required for the duration of the event.
Contact the school and request and Equine Policy for further information on keeping horses at school.