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Upper School IEA Team Takes Reserve Championship

The Upper School IEA Team were reserve champions at an equestrian competition held at the University of Massachusetts Hadley Equine Center on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The Middle School IEA Team took 3rd place at the show, which was the first IEA show of the season for the Stoneleigh-Burnham teams.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School has been a member of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) since its official inception in 2002 and boasts four consecutive National Titles. We offer both Middle School and Upper School Hunt Seat teams that compete within the largest zone in the country. Our teams are coached by Director of Riding Mina Payne Williams ’78.

The unique aspect of IEA competitions, both at the local and national level, is that none of the riders will supply their own horses or tack. Instead, the host team arranges for the horses and equipment. Since the horse is new to the rider, the scores are based upon horsemanship and equitation. Riders are randomly assigned a horse for each class, one jumping and one flat, and are judged on their equitation against riders at their level.

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