IEA - High School & Middle School Teams (Hunt Seat) Exhibition Drill Team
2015 - 2016 SEASON
Paperwork will be due in June this year for next season.
Exhibition Drill Team - Spring / Summer schedule to be determined.
2014 - 2015 SEASON
CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER GREAT SEASON !!!
We had many Individuals and our High School team qualified for Zone 1, Region 7 finals this year! Excellent work by all as this is the largest ZONE 1 (and any Zone) ever assembled by IEA in their history.
We have two Middle School riders that have qualified for ZONE 1 Finals!
We are very excited for them and wish them the best at Mt. Holyoke at the end of March.
2013 - 2014 SEASON
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SEASON !!!
Both our Middle School and High School teams have qualified for Zone 1, Region 3 finals at Dana Hall on March 1st & 2nd. We have many individuals who have also qualified for Regionals.
2012 - 2013 Season
We had two (2) Riders that moved through the Regional Finals and competed at ZONE 1 FINALS at Mt. Holyoke in South Hadley, MA.
Both our Middle School and High School teams have qualified for Zone 1, Region 3 finals at Dana Hall on Feb. 23-24. We have many individuals who have also qualified for Regionals.
*** Top 2 (upper) & Top 3 (middle) riders / teams moved on to Zone 1 finals ***
We competed at 8 horse shows this year. We hosted our first horse show and brought horses to a couple of shows this year. We settled in with 15 riders: 7 on the high school team and 8 on the middle school team. Excellent Year !
TEAM: We have created two teams out
of the inaugural Cranberry Equestrian Team; a North and South. The
numbers of riders has exceeded expectations and while individuals qualify and
move forward to Regionals, Zones and potentially National Finals both coaches felt
there was a missed opportunity for team riders since only one rider can be
chosen to represent each class for the team. Creating two teams doubled
those opportunities. It makes it harder to qualify as a team (fewer
riders means potentially fewer horse shows to gain points; but if qualified it
doubles the riders that get to move forward). Welcome to new and returning riders, parents and families. We are in Zone 1, Region 3 this year.
2011 - 2012 Season
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SEASON !!!
The season was an overall success. We were moved into Region 3 with many new teams (over half) so local shows was not a possibility as most teams did not need to host. We on the other hand did co-host a show with Walnut Hill, a first for our team!
We finished up the year with 22 individuals qualifying for Regionals, the Middle School finishing 4th overall in our Region and 5 individuals moving on and qualifying for Zone 1 finals.
TEAM: Cranberry Equestrian Team (CBR) is made of several students of Betsy Kupic (Willow Brook Farm) and Geraldine Burnet (Reunion Farm) both of Plympton, MA riding programs. The IEA has redistributed its regions this year with so many new teams and we are now in Region 3, Zone 1.
As a second year team we are asked to host or co-host a horse show this season. We co-hosted our first show with Walnut Hill on Sunday 9/25/11. We learned quite a bit about hosting and possibly might host a show in the spring as we will be required to next year.
Thanks again to everyone that have supported this program and helped make it possible for these children to compete at such high levels.
We've shown at the following show:
Date Middle School Finished Upper School Finished
Regular Sept 25 Walnut Hill 3rd 6th
Oct 9 Goodrich 1st 2nd
Nov 5 York (ME) 1st 4th
Nov 19 Oak Hill (NH) 4th* 5th
Nov 26 Hunter's Ridge 5th 8th
Dec 3 Windcrest 5th 10th
Dec 4 Holly Hill 6th 6th
Dec 4 River's Edge 2nd 5th
Jan 7 Windstar 8th did not compete Feb 5 River's Edge 4th 7th
Feb 18 Windcrest 10th 4th
Feb 19 Walnut Hill 11th 7th
Regionals Mar 10 & 11 * Walnut Hill 4th
Zones (1) Mar 31 & Apr 1 Mt. Holyoke
* Middle School is qualified for Regional 3 Finals (finished 4th overall at Regionals)
2010 - 2011 Season
Cranberry Equestrian Team Middle School IEA Reserve Champions Upper Marlboro, MD
ZONE 1 CHAMPIONS 2010 - 2011 !!!
Cranberry Equestrian Team Middle School IEA Zone 1 Champions
Zone 1 is made up of 60 Middle School teams with roughly 180 total middle school teams nationally.
The Middle School finished 1st at the Zone 1 finals - receiving the award CHAMPION for Zone 1 2010 - 2011. Zone 1 is made up of 4 regions throughout New England. There are a total of 12 Zones in the country that will compete at Nationals. Very Exciting and a tremendous effort by our students and families for all the hard work they have put in this year.
TEAM: Cranberry Equestrian Team (CET) is made of several students of Betsy Kupic (Willow Brook Farm) and Geraldine Burnet (Reunion Farm) both of Plympton, MA riding programs. The team is registered with IEA in the Region 2, Zone 1 district.
As a team we have competed at six (6) horse shows in our Region. Zone 1, Region 2:
Regular Competition Oct. 30 Rising Star
Nov. 13 Dana Hall Riding Acm.
Nov. 14 Volo Farm Equestrian Center
Dec. 18 Mystic Valley Hunt Club
Jan. 23 Dana Hall Riding Acm.
Feb. 12 Hillside Meadows Equestrian Acm.
Region 2 Finals Mar. 5-6 Dana Hall & Rising Star
Zone 1 Finals April 3-4 Mt. Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA
Nationals Apr. 27- May 1 Prince George Riding Acm. Upper Marlboro, MD
Each rider is allowed to compete at a max. of five shows to gain points toward Regional Finals.
The Middle School team qualified for Region 2 finals, Zone 1 finals and went on to win Reserve Champions at Nationals!
Many Students qualified Individually for Region 2 finals and two continued to Zone 1 finals. Both Students (Briana & Danielle) qualified Individually for Nationals by finishing, 3rd and 4th respectively overall at the Zone 1 finals. Congratulations!!!
Article about IEA and the Cranberry Equestrian Team - posted Dec. 20th by
2009 - 2010 Season
Willow Brook Farm participated with Stonecroft Farm to make up the Stonecroft Farm IEA Team (SCF). It was a great experience for all involved and below is a list of the Willow Brook Farm participants. The goal is to achieve enough points both as riders and as the team to compete at the Regional level and then move to the Zone finals and on to Nationals. The Stonecroft High School team qualified for Region 2 finals. Below are the individual results.
Name Jumping Class Flat Class Year End Results Jennifer K. Varsity Intermediate Varsity Intermediate Flat Region 2
finals Emily B. Jr Varsity Beginner Flat
Region 2 finals Briana K Future Intermediate Future Intermediate Flat
Emily W. Future
Intermediate Future Intermediate Flat Region 2 finals
Alexis K. Future Novice X/C Future Novice Flat Region 2 finals, Zone 1 finals Lexi (from Region finals) Stonecroft Farm IEA '09–'10 points
Congratulations to all of the riders - it was a great year !!!