Interscholastic Program


The Interscholastic Equestrian Association is open to public schools, private schools or barn teams for student riders in grades 6-12.

Classes are offered in four ability levels: beginner, novice, intermediate, open. Any combination of ability levels on a team is permissible, but it is advantageous to have at least one rider in every class to be competitive as a team.

Riders in grades 6-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grade 9-12 compete at the High School level.

Points are tracked for individual rider accomplishments AND for overall, team accomplishments. Individuals and teams earn points to qualify for regional, zone and national finals.

Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. New teams are NOT required to host any shows. Second year teams are required to co-host at least one show. Teams in their Third year or additional years must host one show or co-host two shows per year.

The competition season starts September 1st and ends at the National Finals in late spring / early summer.

Students ride horses that are furnished by the host barn and chosen by random draw. The use of personal tack is not allowed and limited schooling is permitted. This equalizes competition variables and tests the horsemanship of the contestants.

14567978_10209297245302013_7838393639272238649_n-copy-jpgMany things must come together to get a new IEA team off the ground. Assembling a group of riders who are interested in the program is the first step. You must have three (3) riders in an age group to start a team. (3 middle school riders or 3 upper school riders). Once you’re ready to get going, you must have the following:

  • Host Barn: Every team should have a facility to practice and access to enough horses to support team lessons and showing. While IEA teams do not need to be affiliated with a school, many enjoy the support of being on a school-recognized team.
  • Coach: An IEA Coach must be 21 years old and have proof of liability insurance ($500,000), or must purchase the appropriate IEA liability insurance through Equisure ($150/year covers participation in IEA events and practices).
  • Membership Applications: Once you have the riders, coach and facility, you must submit a membership Packet to the IEA. A Membership Checklist is available that reviews all required paperwork and forms for teams, coaches and riders.

The season runs September 1st  through June 30th.  The Deadline for membership application is November 1st.

For more information visit at website at

Interscholastic Equestrian Association   |   South Carolina Teams
2016 – 2017

Hunt Seat Equestrian Teams

A1 Equestrian Landrum Katie McDaniel
Belfair Farms Van Wyck Terri Currie 704-661-4341
Central Carolina Camden Lynne Conto 803-424-1952
Clear View Farm Landrum Lisa Miller 864-316-8697
Creekside Farm Irmo Emma Phillips 803-422-5969
Emerald Leaf Stables Easley Crystal Bohnen 864-497-3233
Four Moons Farm Irmo Lori Mooney 803-767-0561
Hammond School Columbia Taylor Myers 803-586-6229
JustinTime Nichols Nikki Graham 843-902-4637
Mead Hall Episcopal School Aiken Katie Cardalico 860-478-8979
Scott Hills Pendleton Christine Schuett 864-421-4156
Spartanburg Day School Campobello Ashley Conkle 407-496-4912
Stardust Charleston Jamie Kohler 843-442-0621
Steadfast Myrtle Beach Rita Ussher 843-902-5115
Stoneridge Liberty Chimene Evans
Storybook Jr. Cougars Johns Island Alicia Story 843-324-3334
Tally Ho Timmonsville Katrina Hutto 843-319-9286
Top Call Travelers Rest Leslie Maddox 864-907-7927
Trottin Tigers Pendleton Jamie Grant Rowland 864-640-2975
Wilson Hall Equestrian Team Sumter Cali Bowman 803-605-2777

Western Teams

Central Carolina Camden Lynne Conto 803-424-1952
Hammond School Columbia Joy McMillian 803-917-2747
Potts Performance Fountain Inn Christine Potts 860-655-4907
Welcome Farm Williamston Lisa Cromer
IIIR Stars Equestrian Hopkins Dennis Pope 912-687-3591




dsc_0108-copy-jpgAny SCISA student is eligible to participate in the Equestrian League.  There does not have to be an equestrian team at your school.  The name of the student must be submitted to the SCISA Athletic Director on the school’s Athletic Roster by the Athletic Director.  The coach must be recognized by SCISA.

To complete in the SCISA Equestrian State Championship, a student must participate in one (1) regular season show to qualify.

There are three regular season shows and the state championship annually.

For more information contact SCISA Athletic Director, Mike Fanning at

South Carolina Independent School Association   |   Equestrian
Ashley Hall Charleston Eliza Hay
Hammond School Columbia Taylor Myers 803-586-6229
Marlboro Academy Bennettsville Katrina Hutto 843-319-9286
Mead Hall Episcopal School Aiken Katie Cardalico 860-478-8979
Porter Gaud Charleston Colleen Jones
Thomas Hart Academy Hartsville Katrina Hutto 843-319-9286
Trinity Byrnes Collegiate School Darlington Katrina Hutto 843-319-9286
Wilson Hall Sumter Cali Bowman 803-605-2777