Stanford is proud to host two Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Teams at the Red Barn. The IEA is comprised of riders from local high schools and middle schools from throughout the Bay Area. Tryouts are held in the fall and practices take place on Monday and Wednesday nights.
The IEA is based on a system of “catch riding” where athletes compete on horses they are riding for the first time. This ensures a level playing field, with each rider being judged on how they ride the horse they are on, with credit given for those who demonstrate good equitation and solid horsemanship.
The two teams, The Red Barn Team and The Woodside Team, compete against teams from throughout California from the Thacher School in Ojai to Monte Vista in Watsonville. Both teams are active in the ribbons. The Red Barn’s High School team took home High Point Team at the Zone Finals and went on to finish in the Top Twelve at the 2012 IEA National Finals. The Red Barn’s Middle School Team finished as Res. Zone Champion.
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