High School & Middle School Teams


The Stanford Red Barn is proud to host two Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Teams lead by Head Coach, Katie Steiner, with Program Director Tina Davey also on the coaching staff.

Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Teams

The IEA is comprised of riders from local high schools and middle schools from throughout the Bay Area. Tryouts are held in May for our summer IEA program and in the fall for our regular season. 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. Riders compete as individuals as well as with their team. To tryout, riders should be able to ride in a group at the walk, trot, and canter and may also be asked to jump a course. Riders must also be able to groom, tack-up and properly care for their assigned horse before and after lessons.

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. In 2017, our teams took home High Point Team at the Zone Finals and went on to finish in the Top Ten at the IEA National Finals.

For more information on the IEA please visit: rideiea.org.

To tryout, riders should be able to walk and trot on their own in a group, and have done some cantering, and be able to ride over a course of poles at the walk and trot. Riders should also be able to lead, groom and tack-up a horse with minimal assistance. Following tryouts parents will be informed via email on the status of their rider’s position on the team and lesson time.


Contact Tina Davey for more information:
Tina Davey