The Victorian Equestrian Interschool Series (“VEIS”) was established over 12 years ago and has evolved into the premier interschool competition in Victoria. The founders of the series recognised that school children with a keen interest in participating in equestrian activities are the future talent pool for state and national team success in equestrian sport, and that a series of consistent events operating under EA rules was required for the ongoing development of the sport at grass roots levels.
Today, school children from all regions can compete in a variety of competitions across the state as part of VEIS calendared events. The school-run or sponsored events use accredited judges and course designers and cater to all levels of riders, from those at the top of their sport nationally to those entering for the first time with dreams of taking home their first ribbon. Over 550 horse and rider combinations representing more than 180 schools have participated in events running under the VEIS banner in 2017.
In addition to regional events, the VEIS runs the State Qualifier Series consisting of three events in both dressage and show jumping and the VEIS Grand Final. The 2019 EQ Saddleworld VEIS Grand Final will take place in June at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre. This series provides a pathway for riders to represent their state at the Interschool Nationals (see VEIS Rules & Guidelines).
The VEIS organising committee consist of representatives from 3 regions- Northern, Barwon and South East. The website can provide useful information for competitors and event organisers.
The VEIS is committed to:
2018 Winning Teams at VEIS Grand Final
Above: Toorak College - Show Jumping. Below: Braemar College - Dressage
The VEIS hopes equestrian families are keeping safe.
Equestrian Victoria regularly sends updates re isolation and requirements in regard to equestrian activities.
These change on a daily basis and do need to be followed.
VEIS has only completed Round 1 of both the Dressage and Show Jumping series.
It will not be possible to complete the remaining two rounds in April and May and the Grand Final in June.
VEIS will work with the ISV (Interschool Victoria) committee when restrictions are lifted to consider how competitions may continue for this year.
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