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Interscholastic Equestrian Association Dressage Program to Officially Join Hunt Seat and Western Disciplines

©IEA The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Board of Directors recently voted to officially adopt the dressage discipline into their program beginning in the 2019-2020 season. For the past three years, dressage has been offered as a Pilot Program, allowing riders to participate in a limited number of scrimmages across the nation. The first two years of the Pilot Program allowed riders and…

Western Riders Shine Bright at Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals in Oklahoma City

Champion Upper School Team – Autumn Rose Farm Equestrian Team More than 150 of the nation’s best middle school and high school riders competed on June 23-24 in Oklahoma City, OK, for the 2018 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Western National Finals. This highly competitive event was a culmination of nearly a year of regular and post-season competitions held across the United…

IEA Holds First Annual Semi-Final Competitions

With Sights Set on National Finals in Oklahoma City

  In 2017, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) adopted a new structure for their Western Program. This restructuring included new regional assignments across the nation as well as a new Western Zone, headed-up by Zone Administrator, Todd Knerr. Lauren Pursley (Sassy Senoritas Equestrian Team – Region 7) competes in the Future Intermediate Reining at IEA Western Semi-Finals A in Harriman, TN….

IEA Competition Was Sizzling Hot Despite Freezing Temperatures at Hunt Seat National Finals

Despite snow flurries and biting winds at the start of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Hunt Seat National Finals in Syracuse, NY, the level of competition was certainly heated as nearly 400 riders vied for national titles in the Toyota Coliseum on the New York State Fairgrounds. From April 20-22, riders in grades 6-12 from across the United States showed outstanding…

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…