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 IEA ~ Empire State Equestrian Team

ESET coaches: Kristin Lamberti-Lloyd, Bill Worthington and Clare Knapp-Englehart

In 2015, trainer Clare Knapp-Englehart helped found the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Zone 2 Empire State Equestrian Team (ESET), comprised of middle and high school hunt seat riders of all levels. (IEA members are not required to own a horse because competition horses are provided at each venue.)


Crosswinds is ESET's home base. Partnering with fellow coaches Bill Worthington and Kristin Lamberti-Lloyd, Clare coaches riders for IEA horse shows, which are hosted by teams across the zone throughout the school year. In addition to hosting ESET's regular season shows, Crosswinds will be the host site for the 2018 Zone 2 - Region 6 Finals. 

In the ESET's first two seasons, Clare helped coach Regional and Zone Champions, and took riders to National Finals in Kentucky and Virginia.

The Empire State Equestrian Team welcomes private and public, middle and high school (grades 6-12) riders of all levels, .


To learn more and join the team, contact Clare here.

About the Interscholastic Equestrian Association: The IEA was established in 2002 to introduce private and public, middle and high school students to equestrian sports. Today, the IEA has 13,500 member in 42 states across North Americal. Visit

Champion at Zone Finals 2017,  Buffalo, NY
A successful show at Meadow Creek Farm
Champion out of 10 teams...and High Point Team three shows in a row, October 2017
Horse treat fundraiser!
Maddy R. takes 3rd at the 2016 IEA NATIONALS!
ESET riders come together from across New York State to share their passion for horses
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