For student equestrians in grades 6-12, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) was established in the spring of 2002.
IEA has over 8,000 members in 32 states across North America. There is no need for any rider to own a horse because competition horses are provided at each venue to the contestant. The MISSION of the IEA is to introduce students in private and public middele and secondary schools to equestrian sports and to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction. To fulfill it’s purpose, the IEA offers guidance regarding the creation and development of school and/or barn associated equestrian programs. IEA coaches aim to develop understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports through organized student competitions and additional equine educations opportunities. Students have the opportunity to earn scholarships toward their college education through awards in competition and through sportsmanship activities. www.rideiea.org
The unique aspect of the competitions, both at the local and national level, is that none of the riders will supply their own horses or tack. Instead, the host team arranges for the horses and equipment. Since the horse is new to the rider, the scores are based upon horsemanship and equitation. All disciplines offer a variety of ability levels from beginner through advanced. The IEA is an affilitate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
2015 – 2016 Wisteria Farm IEA Teammates
Samantha Delman, Sophomore, Novice Div.
Sabrina Sailer, Sophomore, Novice Div.
Abbey Grasso, Open Div.
Danielle Murphy, Sophomore, Intermediate Div.
Lillie Coppage, Intermediate Div.
2015-2016 IEA Competition Dates
October 24, 2015 @ Conyers Horse Park
December 13, 2015 @ Conyers Horse Park
January 9, 2016 @ Wisteria Farm
January 10, 2016 @ Wisteria Farm
January 16, 2016 @ Conyers Horse Park
February 20, 2016 Regionals
April 2, 2016 Zones
April 20-24 Nationals
2014-2015 IEA Results
November 1, 2014 @ High Point Farm, Wisteria Farm Reserve Champion
December 13, 2014 @ Wisteria Farm Champion High School Team
December 14, 2014 @ Wisteria Farm Champion High School Team
January 10, 2015 @ Wisteria Farm Reserve Champion High School
January 11, 2015 @ Wisteria Farm Third Place High School Team
IEA Regionals – Reserve Champion Middle School Team
2013-2014 IEA Team
WF’s High School Team Champion October 12th
WF’s Middle School Team Reserve Champion October 12
WF’s Middle School Team Reserve Champion October 13
WF’s High School Team Champion January 25th
WF’s High School Team Qualified for Regionals
8 of WF’s 10 IEA riders Qualified Individually for Regionals
2012-2013 IEA Team
Congrats to WF’s Middle School Team for Qualifying for Regionals!
Congrats to WF’s Middle School Team on their 3rd Place at Regionals!
Congrats to Mackenzie Wright, Ashley Warren, Chelsea Sanders,
Ashlynn Findley and Alexandra Durrschmidt for qualifying individually!