Affiliate News

2017 Northeast Friesian Horse Club Classic Horse Show to Excite

Submitted by Dianne Dakowicz

The Northeast Friesian Horse Club (NEFHC) Classic Horse Show will be held June 23rd through the 25th at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, which is a new location for them. The full three-day show starts Friday morning with in-hand classes for all breeds and ends Sunday afternoon with champion classes! The weekend is packed full of classes for all riders and horses….

Interscholastic Equestrian Association Concludes Successful 2017 Hunt Seat National

Nearly 400 of the nation’s leading middle and high school equestrians competed in the Waldron Arena within the Anderson Coliseum at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia on April 21-23.  The finalists represented 82 teams from a total of 11,167 eligible hunt seat student-riders from nine zones throughout the country.  Individuals and teams participated in multiple competitions during regular…

Day One of Competition Makes for Exciting Start to the 2017 IEA Hunt Seat National Finals

Individual competition got underway at the 2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals on Friday, April 21 where more than 380 riders from across the nation converged on Lexington, VA, to compete for National titles. In addition to competing individually, IEA Teams compete for points during team classes which will take place tomorrow. The day began with schooling of horses and…

What’s Happening in IEA Across the United States

by McKenzie Yates

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association has had a busy start to 2017! Zone 1 – MA, VT, CT, ME, NH, RI Administrator: Kathryn Bordua This season, Zone 1 hosted a C.O.R.E. Clinic, a partnership clinic with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT. In addition, new hunt seat teams have been established in the…

Hunt Seat Champions Crowned at IEA Nationals

Photo by McKenzie Yates Hunt Seat competition at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals showcased the country’s best young riders April 22-24 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Prizes were donated by Dover Saddlery, Essex Classics, Noble Outfitters, Equestrian Team Apparel, Equi in Style, Henri de Rivel Saddles, R.J. Classics, and Inkstables. The day kicked off with…

IEA Names Western National Champions

Photo by McKenzie Yates Western competition at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, was hotly contested April 22-24. Prizes were sponsored by the NRHA, Rod’s Western Palace, Bridleplates.com, Inkstables LLC, and Noble Outfitters. Competition on Friday, April 22, started with the Varsity Intermediate Reining Individual Final. Nicole Ellis from the…

IEA Names Flat Finals Winners, While Western Competition Gets Underway

Photo by McKenzie Yates Day two of competition at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, brought more victory and more ribbons. The morning got under way with the Varsity Open on the Flat Individual class and the Varsity Intermediate on the Flat Finals. Prizes for these classes were provided by Henri de…