East Coast Interscholastic Equestrian Academy


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, and then against the regional teams and then the national teams! 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.

Show Dates for the 2017-2018 Season

ECIEA shows held at ECETC show grounds will be during the 2018-2019 season.
Check the IEA website for additional show dates for this show season.

2017-2018 Memberships

Download Membership Forms

IEA Membership Information

Rider Membership


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?
We are non-profit and thank our wonderful sponsors for their support.

Upcoming Fund Raising Events

East Coast Fall Festival

A day of family fun with live demonstrations from all aspects of the equestrian world including Western, Dressage, English and the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol.
Your tickets include hands-on activities such as pony rides, hay rides, games, like corn hole and many relay races, food and/or beverages.
Live music and dancing throughout the day.
Vendors will be selling their gift items to help you get ready with stocking stuffers.

ECIEA team will also have collection boxes for non-perishable food contributions for the Food Bank and for new unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tot"
Be sure to pick up a program guide, it will have times for various events, demonstrations and coupons!
Tickets can be purchased online.

Vendors and sponsors for this event, please contact Waverly Woods at 757-749-8266.

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