STUDENTS from all over the state will get on their high horse this long weekend and converge on the Worrigee Equestrian Common for Berry Public School’s sixth annual Equestrian Interschool Champion-ship.
Over 210 riders from primary and high schools from Sydney to the Southern border will compete from Saturday to Monday in hacking, dressage, showjumping, versatility and sporting events.
The championship will also be well represented by the Shoalhaven’s own primary and high schools.
A highlight of the event will be the fancy dress for primary school riders on Saturday at 3pm.
Children will theme themselves and their ponies around the letter “R” and some tough competition is expected.
On Sunday the state’s best young showjumpers will show off their skills.
This year is the biggest turnout for this category with riders taking off from 7am and going all day.
The hotly contested prize for each year group is the overall champion and reserve, but there are also champions for each discipline.
For the star schools, there will be a champion secondary school and champion primary school crowned.
But the main aim of the event is for the children to encourage young riders to participate and have fun.
With Berry Public School teacher and event organiser Judy Sweeney begind the reins, all riders are expected to return home with bucket loads of ribbons.