High School & Middle School Teams

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Stanford is proud to host two Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Teams and two Athletic Equestrian Teams (AEL) 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 AEL hosts middle school and high school riders with practices on Tuesday and Thursday 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.

Our two IEA teams, The Red Barn Team and The Woodside Team, compete against teams from throughout California. Both teams are active in the ribbons. Our teams took home High Point Team at the Zone Finals and went on to finish in the Top Ten at the 2017 IEA National Finals.

The Oak and Palm AEL teams stress a balance of horsemanship both unmounted and mounted. Competitions weight 40% flat, 40% fences, and 20% horse knowledge. Our teams scrimmage at the Red Barn and compete locally.

Contact Tina Davey for more information on IEA or AEL:
Tina Davey