The Rising Star Equestrian Team is made up of junior high and high school students from any public or private school or home schooled riders who compete in intramural competitions with other private barns and school teams throughout the United States.
At the beginning of the school year, each team starts with a goal of accumulating enough team points to make their regional playoffs. Winning teams at Regions then move on to the Zone Finals. Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. The show season starts at the beginning of the school year and ends in April at the National Finals.
IEA was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. The mission of IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports, to provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian programs, to develop understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports through organized student competitions, to provide students with organized competitive events and to provide additional equine educational opportunities. Currently, there are few opportunities for these students to earn scholarship money. Through the IEA, students may have the opportunity to earn scholarships towards their college education. More information about the IEA is available on their website at www.rideIEA.org.
We are very proud of our track record:
- 2007 National Hunt Seat Middle School Reserve Champions
- 2008 National Hunt Seat Upper School Reserve Champions
- 2009 National Open Varsity Championship Rider
- 2010 National Hunt Seat Upper School 4th Place