"Our color is red, but our spirit is blue!"

Whereas members of the show team train and compete on their own horses and on their own schedules, the IEA team practices together weekly on the EEC horses and competes against other teams monthly. IEA is meant to mirror the Interscholastic Horse Showing Association, which is the governing body for collegiate equestrian teams. Teams from private and public schools as well as barns all over the country compete against each other at the local, regional and national levels. IEA's goal is to provide students in middle and high school the opportunity to be introduced to equestrian sports. The team travels to other barns and competes using their horses rather than bringing their own. The divisions range from walk/trot to more advanced jumping classes which allows for a wide variety of experience among team members. The members of the IEA team at EEC have found the team to be a way to not only develop their skills as riders, but also to develop close friendships with their teammates.

Joining the Team:

To join the EEC IEA team, either middle or high school, you can reach out to your trainer, the captains, or our IEA coaches on more information on tryouts, shows, practices and the team in general.

Jen Griggs, Coach:  

IEA Dressage Team

In addition to a successful Hunt Seat IEA team established in 2012, Essex Equestrian Center created an IEA dressage team in 2019. Under the tutelage of Jen Griggs and Tim Leuzarder, the dressage team will compete through 2020 in Region 11B, and we are excited to watch the team flourish in the coming seasons.  

IEA Season

Show Team Season