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Promote Life-Long Involvement in Equestrian Sport.

Every donation makes a difference.

IEA is dedicated to promoting lifelong involvement in equestrian athletics by offering a unique draw-based competition format for young riders in grades 4-12, allowing then to compete without owning a horse or riding equipment, providing greater affordability and access to the sport. Every contribution, big or small, can make a significant difference to the lives of young equestrian athletes and the future of our sport. Please consider supporting the IEA with a donation today.

IEA is national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and GuideStar Gold Seal charity. Donations are tax-deductible.

You can help increase our impact on inclusive, affordable and equitable access to equestrian sport.

$30 buys one lesson for a financial aid recipient.

$50 covers the entry fee at a regular season show for a financial aid recipient.

$150 covers the cost of providing a horse for Regional or Zone Finals.

$250 provides the Pony Bar treats for the horses at National Finals.

$500 covers the cost of providing a horse for the National Finals.

$600 covers the travel/work stipend for a Youth Board member to attend National Finals.

$1,000 covers the cost of The National Sportsmanship Award Scholarship.

$2,000 supports a rider in need of financial assistance to participate for a full season of competition.

$7,500 covers the facility rental for a Zone Final.

$12,000 covers the cost of live streaming the National Finals so that members and families not able to attend in person can be a part of the event.

Support the IEA!

Here are just a few of the ways your gift will support equal opportunity for young equestrian athletes, no matter their circumstances.

General Purpose

Supports All IEA General Programming providing flexible and immediate impact where and when it’s needed most.

The IEA BENEVOLENT FUND was established to provide a Financial Assistance Program for young riders in grades 4-12 who need funding assistance to enable them to take lessons and compete in the IEA. Financial Aid provides support for membership fees, monthly riding lessons, 5 shows of entry fees, plus potential travel money and entries for post-season finals. The Benevolent Fund also provides emergency funding for our coaches who are battling an unexpected event that impedes their ability to work such as illness, accidents, barn fires, natural disasters, and other tragedies that translate into a loss of personal business income through the Coaches Assistance Grant.

By supporting IEA scholarships, you’re empowering talented young equestrian athletes with opportunities, like attending specialized horse training programs or pursuing degrees related to their equestrian passion. You’re not just investing in their education; you’re building a future generation of knowledgeable and skilled equestrians.

The IEA YOUTH BOARD was created to provide an avenue for which to hear the youth voice and offer leadership opportunities to our young rider members. The Youth Board consists of elected representatives from all IEA Zones and disciplines. Members serve one-year terms running from July to June.

Interested in learning more about how you or your organization could help support the IEA? 

Contact Resource Development Director, Kathy Dando at [email protected]


Thank You for Your Support!

Thank You to Our Donors!
2023-24 Season

  • Junior Essex Troop of Calvary
  • Lilah Hilliard Fisher Foundation
  • The Muzzy Family and MZ Farms

  • Colantuoni Family
  • Juliette and Danielle Douros Hawk
  • Jace Kohlmeier
  • Addie Ledbetter
  • Sean Martens
  • JP Morgan Chase Goodworks Employee Giving
  • Jacqueline Russell
  • Stephen & Kim Oberto
  • State Line Tack
  • Lettie Teague
  • Susan Wentzel

  • Bernadine Bear
  • Hannah Bentz
  • Taylor Breland
  • Leighanne Brocki
  • Nancy Coradi
  • Kathryn Dando
  • Roxane Durant
  • Leah Fiorentino
  • Samantha Fleming
  • Casey Franklin
  • Luis Garced
  • Amanda Garner
  • Garris Evans Lumber Co., Inc.
  • Kathy Gorsky
  • Michelle Goldy
  • Kimberly Goodman
  • Bill Kuhle
  • Christy Landwehr
  • Stephanie Macejko
  • Cathy Muzzy
  • Nicole Parker
  • Erica Perrott
  • Katie Schaaf
  • Kate Sheehan
  • Betsy Smith
  • Stacy Sorlie
  • Amanda Terry
  • Lisa VanBuskirk

  • Gabrielle Ackerman
  • Katie Andrews
  • Kristi Arriaga
  • Kimberly Baldyga
  • Dustin Boehmer
  • Jennifer Bossart
  • Debra Buonanno
  • Parris Collins
  • Loryn Christine
  • Eric Doherty
  • Shelley Egerdahl
  • Rebecca Ford
  • Amie Glenn-Goodwin
  • Susan Grinblatas
  • Amy Hitchenor
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Allison Kenton
  • Joslyn Kirby
  • Judith Klimek
  • Myron Leff
  • Eileen Lorenco
  • Yuanjingqian Lu
  • Michele Mahar
  • Melissa Marton
  • Faith McQuaid
  • Melissa Miedema
  • Lenka Ohler
  • Aina Petritis
  • Holly Pickering
  • Thomas Pleasant
  • Nicole Quinn
  • Desiree Ramirez
  • Jessica Reese
  • Marybethe Sabeti
  • Jennifer Schambura
  • Mary Shaffer
  • Nellie Suess
  • Kimberly Sutter
  • Trafalgar Square Farm, Inc.
  • Sara Tucker
  • Michele Wasson
  • Rob Weber
  • Diane Weiner
  • Kimber Whanger
  • Deirdre Cohalan
  • Brandy Dechen
  • Veronica Dennis
  • Brynn Donahue
  • Michael Elliot
  • Sara Falkner
  • Jennifer Hart
  • Jennifer Hess
  • Erika Kindoll
  • Aaron Lilak
  • Katie Morehead
  • Rachel Mould
  • Andrea Myers
  • Stacey Pepperman
  • Kate Plaisted
  • Nicole Quinn_Gato
  • Cody Sheedy
  • Zoey Siemens
  • Tabitha Snead
  • Kate Vaughn
  • Shelly Voithoffer

  • Sarah Harrington placed byThomas A. Harrington
  • Richard W. DeSantis placed by Kelli DeSantis

Questions about charitable giving to IEA?


Contact Resource Development Director,

Kathy Dando at [email protected]

For Financial Information about the IEA, please go to


IEA FOUNDERS DAY GIVE will be held on Monday, July 29th!

IEA Founders Day GIVE is a one-day online giving campaign designed to inspire support from every member of the IEA community to empower talented young equestrian athletes with opportunities, like attending specialized horse training programs or pursuing degrees related to their equestrian passion.

Your gift will have 2X the impact due to a generous matching grant from The Muzzy Family/MZ Farms! 

 The 2024 Founders Day GIVE will be held on   Monday, July 29, and will last for 24 hours!

State Line Tack Partner Program

Shop for your horse & rider supplies on State Line Tack using Code PAAPFHA30 at checkout or through the IEA Shopping Link and 7% of sales will go to support the IEA.  

Trafalgar Square Books Partner Program

 When you order books, eBooks, or videos from this webstore link, IEA will receive 15% of your total sale. Stock your equestrian library and raise funds for the IEA!

Host a Facebook Fundraiser for IEA

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Milestone Accomplishments, or Special Events are a great way to celebrate and show your support for IEA. 

Go to the IEA Facebook page @rideiea and click on the FUNDRAISERS tab to set up your IEA Fundraiser.

Raise money for the IEA when you shop online with

Over 1,500+ of the web’s best stores participate in this free program, and up to 26% of each purchase benefits the IEA.  It’s totally FREE and there are no hidden fees. Just join by setting up a free member account using the IEA’s Special Link

Then Install the iGive Button on your Chrome browser. 

Every time you open a new tab in Chrome you’ll be making a difference.

Give at Work through Benevity

Access hundreds of giving, volunteering, and granting programs at 900+ leading purpose-driven brands through Benevity. IEA supporters can search for Interscholastic Equestrian Association through your workplace giving program portal (Spark). Donors who give through the Benevity platform can create “giving opportunities” for IEA through their workplace giving program. They can potentially feature the IEA to their colleagues and even create peer matching opportunities.

You Can Maximize Your Giving for Greater Impact

Your employer may pay you for volunteer hours at an IEA Horse Show or maximize your charitable gift by matching your donation dollars! Many purpose-driven companies match employee donations or volunteer hours to the causes that are important to them.

Don’t see the IEA in your corporate giving portal?  Nominate IEA for inclusion to your employer!