2017

Nation’s Best Young Equestrians Head to Oklahoma City for the 2017 IEA Western National Finals

Columbus, Ohio – June 2, 2017 – Nearly 200 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians will converge in Oklahoma in July to compete for top prizes in the 2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Western National Finals.


IEA Creates Zone for the Western Discipline

May 17, 2017, Columbus, Ohio - The Board of Directors of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) recently approved a proposal to re-organize the structure of the Western discipline beginning in the 2017-2018 season.


Equestrian Clinic Series Available in Ohio, Tennessee and Texas

May 2, 2017, Columbus, Ohio – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), in partnership with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), initiated a new horsemanship clinic series called CORE (Cultivating Our Riders' Education) in 2016. Beginning in June, the program will continue this year.


Interscholastic Equestrian Association Has Successful 2017 Hunt Seat National

April 24, 2017, Lexington, VA - 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.


Day Two of IEA Hunt Seat Nationals Sees New Champions Crowned

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Lexington, Virginia - Day two of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Hunt Seat National Finals saw the start of Team competition in the morning with 44 Teams vying for points in multiple over fences classes.


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

Friday, April 21, 2016 – Lexington, Virginia - Individual competition got underway at the 2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals where more than 380 riders from across the nation converged on Lexington, Virginia to compete for National titles.


NCEA to Present IEA Top Rider with an Invitation to Compete at the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Final

Columbus, OH – April 17, 2017 – In its increasing support and affiliation with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) will present an award to the IEA Leading Rider and an automatic-qualification (bye) to participate in the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Final.


Judges Announced for National IEA Finals Rachel Kennedy, Melanie Smith Taylor, Chele McGauly and Gretchen Mathes

Columbus, OH – April 14, 2017 – In just one week, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) will kick off the 2017 Hunt Seat National Finals at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA.


Best IEA Young Equestrians Head to Lexington, Virginia for Hunt Seat Championships

Columbus, OH – April 12, 2017 - Nearly 400 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians will converge at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia, on Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 to compete for top honors in Hunt Seat classes in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals.


Qualified Hunt Seat Teams Named for 2017 IEA National Finals

Columbus, OH – April 10, 2017 – In two weeks, teams of the nation's top middle and upper school equestrians will converge and ride for national titles at the 2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Hunt Seat Finals in Lexington, VA.


Beloved IEA Horse Makes Horse Stars Hall of Fame

Columbus, Ohio - April 6, 2017 – Ten outstanding horses have been selected to be included on the Horse Stars Hall of Fame for 2017 during the Old Salem May Horse Show in North Salem, New York.


IEA Holds First Competition Ever in Washington State



Ridgefield, Washington – February 20, 2017 – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) reached another significant milestone when over 100 participants came together February 10 - 12 to host and participate in the very first IEA event in the State of Washington.


Interscholastic Equestrian Association Now Accepting Sponsors for 2017 National Finals

Columbus, Ohio – February 13, 2017 – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is now accepting sponsors for the 2017 IEA Hunt Seat National Finals to be held April 21 - 23 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, and for the 2017 Western National Finals to be held June 29 - 30 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


IEA Sets Membership Record

Columbus, Ohio – February 9, 2017 – Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), as in every past year, has set a record for membership. This season, membership exceeds 13,500.


NCEA Executive Director Joins IEA Board of Directors

Columbus, Ohio – February 3, 2017 – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Leah Holland Fiorentino, Ed.D., Executive Director of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors.


2016

Interscholastic Equestrian Association Announces New Youth Board Leaders

Columbus, Ohio – November 11, 2016 – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Youth Board Members.


IEA Names Board of Directors

Columbus, Ohio - October 10, 2016 - The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), celebrating its 15th season, announced the members of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors today.


IEA Opens Membership to Fourth and Fifth Grade Students and to Youth Non-riders with New Horsemanship Program

Columbus, Ohio, September 29, 2016 – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) announced today a new Horsemanship Program that will be available to youth in grades 4-12, as an addition to the organization's already successful hunt seat and western team competitions.


Helping Young Riders on College Decisions-IEA Introduces the "Collegiate Connection"

Thursday, September 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has partnered with the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and the American National Riding Commission (ANRC) to bring more knowledge to IEA members on how to prepare for college riding through the "Collegiate Connection" education series.

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IEA Hits Milestone 15th Anniversary Season

Columbus, Ohio - July 19, 2016 - The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) will enter its 15th season when competition begins in September.


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National Finals Results

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Left: North Gate Equestrian Team – Hunt Seat Upper School Team Champions

Right: Autumn Rose Farm Equestrian Team – Western Upper School Team Champions


IEA National Sportsmanship Award Goes to Kate Coffey

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), awards a student-rider the National Sportsmanship Award each year.


2016-2017 Referral Program for Member Coaches

The IEA recognizes that our adult members are responsible for the success of our association! Recent surveys reveal that almost 90% of our memberships hear about the IEA through word of mouth.

A Referral Program has been implemented that will compensate you for all your hard work!

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New IEA and USHJA Partner Clinic Series

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016, Columbus, Ohio- The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), in partnership with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), has created a new horsemanship clinic series called CORE (Cultivating Our Riders' Education).

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