Our team is hosted by East Coast Equestrian Training Center. The team is comprised of students in grades 6 through 12, from public and private schools! ECIEA competes in the hunt seat against other local IEA teams. The teams compete in their region with the goal of qualifying for regional finals, and then national finals.
We are part of the Zone 3 (Virginia, North Carolina) Region 5.
Our team has a great time learning about riding and competing!
Don't own a horse? No problem! They are provided when you ride as a team member of the ECIEA
Our team members are also eligible to compete for the IEA scholarship awards which can be zone specific, or founders scholarships.
The ECIEA is a non-profit and welcomes sponsors who can provide the assistance to our young team members who learn the opportunity to be competitive and to ride horses along with the opportunity for educational rewards. If you would like to sponsor our young riders, please contact us!
Our team members also participate in fund raising, such as manning the concession stands at the shows at ECETC.
In April 2016 nearly 400 of the nation's leading middle and high school equestrians competed at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia.
Coaches will go over what shows are available in our region each season. We keep a list of our home shows on our calendar. All home shows are held at the ECETC show grounds
The IEA also lists additional show dates for the Zone 3 Region 5 show season.
Regional finals are held in March.
Links will take you to the IEA national website to download membership forms
Do I need to own a horse?
No. We will provide the horses and the equipment.
Will I be riding with others my age?
What does it cost?
You pay for your lessons and the teams hold fundraisers to help alleviate the cost of equipment and shows.
We are non-profit organization and thank our wonderful sponsors for their support.