Don't own a horse? No problem! They are provided when you ride as a team member of the East Coast Interscholastic Equestrian Academy (ECIEA).
Our 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, and then against the regional teams and then the national teams! We are part of the Zone 3 (Virginia, North Carolina) Region 5. We have a great time learning about riding and competing!
Our team members are also eligible to compete for the IEA scholarship awards which can be zone specific, or founders scholarships.
We welcome 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 oppportunity for education rewards. The ECIEA is a non-profit and welcomes sponsors! If you would like to sponsor our young riders, please contact us!
In April 2016 nearly 400 of the nation's leading middle and high school equestrians competed at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia.