SOLWAY

EQUESTRIAN

ACADEMY

2021 ACADEMY

APPLICATIONS OPEN

For further info contact:

Elle Ifill Academy Manager

021 119 6145

elle.ifill@solwaycollege.school.nz

SOLWAY EQUESTRIAN PROGRAMME

Annual Programme

The Equestrian Academy programme operates throughout the whole school year. 

An on-site horse programme, focusing on specialist coaching, operates throughout Term 1, the first half of Term 2, the second half of Term 3, and the whole of Term 4.

 

When horses are off-site over the Winter turn-out, the focus is on horse management and rider personal development. This includes off-site trips and on-site equine specialists (vets, farriers, racehorse studs, professional riders yards) and rider personal development (nutrition, mental skills and conditioning).

 

Weekly Programme

The Weekly/Daily programme includes training, coaching, horse care and rider personal development.

  

Equestrian Events

Interschool, Regional, and National Events – these are under direction of the Academy Manager.

 

Equine Study Opportunities

Equine Courses are available to students as a curriculum subject, and can be added to individual Academic study programmes.

 

Other Extra-curricular opportunities – developing the ‘Whole Girl’

Equestrian will be the priority Sport for Academy riders.

Both the Summer and Winter Sport Programmes are structured for girls to participate in both other recreational and performance sports. Similarly, participation in other non-sport programmes (eg Music and Dance) can be managed and is encouraged.

For more information please contact Equestrian Manager, Elle Ifill:

021 111 96145 - elle.ifill@solwaycollege.school.nz

 

FACILITIES

Our Equestrian Academy Base is on the College grounds, with private access to the neighbouring Solway Showgrounds as our training base.

  • 19 x equiwire and post and rail fenced paddocks

  • Limed areas and yards (4m X 4m)

  • Hay/feed and Tack sheds

  • Covered and uncovered tie ups

  • Float parking

  • Solway Showgrounds facilities include all-weather arenas, full show-jumps and cross-country courses.

 

OUR TEAM

Elle Ifill - Equestrian Academy Manager & Coach

 

Tinks Pottinger - Showjumping and Cross Country Coach

  • Performance Coach Specialist 

  • NZ Equestrian Eventing Olympic Medallist

  • Former EQNZ Eventing Performance Leader

 

Kate Tobin - Dressage Coach (BAgriSci)

  • Grand Prix Dressage Coach

  • 2017 U25 Grand Prix Reserve Champion

  • NZ U25 Dressage Representative 2017

 

Jane Borren - Director of Sport Solway College

  • NZ Olympic Team 2012, Selector 2016

  • NZ Sport Governance/Management roles

  • Managed athletes on World and Olympic Campaigns over a 25 year career in sport

 

Additional Coaching Team

We are very fortunate to have an additional team of talented coaches here in NZ contributing to rider development alongside the Academy Team Coaches.

FEES

Boarding at Solway College is highly affordable and compares favourably with similar schools. 

Solway Equestrian Academy Fee 

Full Time Academy Fee 2020 - $4,200

Part Time Academy Fee 2020 - $3,360 (Any 3 days Monday to Friday)

Fees are invoiced termly, along with any other costs relating directly to your horse

 

Additional Charges

Horse Weekend Paddocking and Care 

 $10/day

 

International Student Programme option and fees  

Please contact Director of International: christine.stevenson@solwaycollege.school.nz

 
 

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Contact

Postal Address:

Solway College

P.O. Box 464

Masterton 5840

New Zealand

Physical Address:

Solway College

Fleet Street

Masterton 5810

New Zealand

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Tel: +64 (0)6 378 2219

Fax: +64 (0)6 378 2218

office@solwaycollege.school.nz

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