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Membership for the 2024-2025 IEA Season is NOW OPEN for Coaches, Riders and Teams using the new AccessIEA Database.
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WHAT IS IEA?

  • IEA is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to introducing and promoting lifelong involvement in equestrian athletics. 
  • IEA utilizes a unique draw-based team competition format whereby riders are not required to own their own horse or riding tack to participate – providing greater affordability and access to the sport. 
  • IEA has nearly 15,000 members across the United States riding and coaching 3 disciplines – HUNT SEAT, WESTERN and DRESSAGE.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • Riders in Grades 4-12.
  • Amateur Riders age 21 and older.
  • Coaches 21 and older.
  • Adult Contributing Members (non-riding).
  • Junior Education Members (non-riding).
  • Middle School Teams – Grades 4-8.
  • Upper School Teams – Grades 9-12.
  • Teams consist of 3 to 40 riders in the same age group (Middle or Upper) and a coach.
  • Riders of all experience levels from Beginner Walk-Trot to Varsity Open.
  • Show season runs August – June.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • $1.5 million in cash and renewable collegiate Scholarships awarded each season.
  • National Youth Board and Leadership opportunities.
  • Financial Aid and Grant opportunities.
  • Individual and Team Advancement at Local, Regional, Zone, and National competitions.
  • National Online Horsemanship Knowledge Program (National Hippology Academy)
  • Access to additional events, clinics, college recruitment events, mentorships, volunteer opportunities, contests, and more.

Got a question or need help with a membership issue?  Click on the button to shoot us an email at [email protected] for help.

NOTE:  HUNT SEAT Tentative Show Calendars are divided by Zone and found on each ZONE PAGE. 

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