Crossroads Farm is currently accepting students in grades 6-12 (including those who are homeschooled) to join the Crossroads Farm East Valley IEA Team.
The full-service hunter/jumper and equitation barn in Gilbert has partnered with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association to bring the sport of horseback riding to students in middle and secondary schools and to promote and improve the quality of competition and instruction in the East Valley.
The cost to ride on the team is approximately $280, which covers the eight-week semester riding lessons. Show and travel fees are additional.
The Crossroads Farm IEA Team will participate in a minimum of three shows per semester. Shows are one-day, weekend events. All regular season shows are in Arizona at this time, with teams currently in the North, West and East Valley.
“This program is meant to give non-horse owners, and those unfamiliar but interested in horses and hunt seat riding, a chance to gain knowledge and compete in school-associated equestrian programs, while offering regional and national championships to qualified teams and individuals,” says Rachel Jansen Jones, owner and head trainer of Crossroads Farm. “No horse or prior riding experience is needed.”
The IEA horse shows will include classes ranging in skill level from walk/trot for beginner riders up to 3-foot equitation-type courses for the varsity riders. Teams need to be in place by Nov. 1.
460 E. Ray Road, Gilbert
480-812-8924 • crossroadsfarm.com
Interscholastic Equestrian Association