- EQUESTRIAN SPORT
- SENSE OF TEAM
- LIFELONG LESSONS
- FINDING A WAY TO SUCCEED
- FOREVER FRIENDSHIPS
- SUPPORTING COACHES AND EQUINE SPECIALISTS
WE ARE THE INTERSCHOLASTIC EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (IEA)
The IEA Benevolent Fund was established nine years ago to provide financial aid to riders who need funding assistance in order to take lessons and compete in the IEA. The Fund also helps coaches who are dealing with unfortunate circumstances such as health issues, injuries, barn fires, wildfires (West Coast) and other unexpected tragedies that translate into a loss of business income. Even in a normal year, the IEA cannot fulfill all requests for assistance. As you can imagine, we have a larger gap this year with the added complications of Covid-19.
The IEA initially budgeted $19,000 of operating funds for the 2020-2021 Benevolent Fund, and those funds are already depleted. Financial Aid is limited to $1,700 per approved-rider request and $1,000 is the Coach Grant cap. We have already distributed $4,000 to Coaches who suffered losses in Washington State fire, and the remaining funds have been approved for financial aid applications. We hope to raise $30,000 by year’s end so we will have additional funds for this year, and we will be able to budget similarly for next year.
We ask you to help us reach our goal.
Contributing to the IEA Benevolent Fund is easy to do! Just click on the link below, OR if you prefer to send a check, mail it to our national office at: Interscholastic Equestrian Association, PO Box 809, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
Because the IEA is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation, your donation is tax deductible.
As always, thank you for your support of the IEA.