IEA

Membership is NOW OPEN for 2024-2025

PLEASE NOTE:  Only adults 18 & over can create AccessIEA logins
Parents will have the option to invite their youth rider family members to create their own login after the application process is complete. Thank you.

Click on the button above to shoot us an email at [email protected] for help with specific questions or issues you may be having with AccessIEA. 

Please include screenshots of your issue(s) whenever possible. Thank You.

See helpful tutorial videos further down this page.

All Adult Quiz

This quiz is for all Coaches, Adult Contributing Members, and Show Officials.

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INTRODUCING IEA’S POWERFUL NEW MEMBERSHIP DATABASE...

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IEA is proud to unveil an exciting and long-awaited new Membership Database called AccessIEA. This intuitive new membership tool has been developed in partnership with Innate.ly, the team of programmers responsible for creating the American Paint Horse Association’s extensive membership database.

AccessIEA will be released in 4 PHASES starting in mid-June for all returning and new members and will expand features as the season progresses. As this is our first year using this new membership tool – everyone joining IEA must first CREATE AN ACCOUNT before selecting your membership type. Once you have created and verified your account, then you can login to AccessIEA and choose your membership for the 2024-2025 season (RIDER, COACH, ADULT CONTRIBUTING MEMBER, etc.)

  • PHASE ONE (Mid June) – GENERAL JOINING
  • PHASE TWO (Early to Mid July) – ASSIGNING CLASS LEVELS FOR RIDERS *
  • PHASE THREE (Mid to Late July) – SETTING UP SHOWS and PRIZE LISTS
  • PHASE FOUR (Beginning in August) – SEEING SHOW RESULTS and POINTS

* SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR THE 2024-2025 COMPETITION SEASON
For all riders registering for the 2024-2025 competition season, their RIDER CLASS DETERMINATION DATE in which prior non-IEA SHOW EXPERIENCE counts when matching skill level and experience to class descriptions and eligibility criteria will be JUNE 3, 2024.

Any non-IEA experience occurring after June 3, 2024 will not impact a rider’s placement for the 2024-2025 competition season. Memberships for coaches, teams, and riders will be available beginning the week of June 17, 2024. Coaches will be able to accept riders onto their team rosters and assign class levels early in July. Coaches and parents will be able to track team and rider eligibility in real time right from their dashboard

Teams wishing to host August horse shows will work directly with the Membership Office staff in setting up your shows as IEA will be beta-testing show features over the next several weeks. Questions can be forwarded to [email protected].

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CREATING A USER PROFILE VIDEO

CREATING A COACH MEMBERSHIP VIDEO

CREATING A TEAM VIDEO

The IEA recommends gathering team members over the summer and submitting your complete team membership registration between JUNE and SEPTEMBER.  Registering early will provide you with the most opportunities for a full show season.

Regular season competitions begin August 1st each year and run through January/February in most cases.  Post-season shows typically run January – March.

Make plans now to join or start a team for the 2024-2025 IEA season! 

A few tips when submitting applications:

  • THE TEAM APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE ANY RIDERS MAY START THEIR APPLICATION FOR THAT TEAM.
  • All adult members must submit a certificate confirming that they have completed SafeSport Training through US Equestrian.  More information can be found on our SafeSport page.
  • All Coaches, Adult Contributing Members and Show Officials must complete an IEA Rules Quiz. Quizzes are available on this page below the membership applications (purple buttons).  Each quiz contains 25 questions and is designed to encourage a better understanding of the IEA Rules and Regulations.
  • Proof of Liability Insurance must be included with the Coach application per Rule G2303.1.1
  • A team is considered complete only when it contains all the necessary documentation.  Please review the Team Registration Checklist for a complete list.
  • Please allow 10 business days processing time for all complete applications.
NOTE: Unrestricted enrollment for all team submissions ends on October 1st.  Teams who wish to join after October 1st must receive permission from the Zone Administrator.  Approval will be based on the number of remaining competitions in your area.

Adult Pilot Program

  • IEA launched a PILOT PROGRAM for Adult Riders during the 2022-2023 season and plans to continue the program into the 2024-2025 season.
  • Click here to find out more about the Adult Pilot Program

Note For Coaches

The IEA is committed to increasing concussion awareness in equestrian sports.

It is important that IEA coaches recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion and head injuries in youth sports participants. To that end, IEA requires that coaches complete annually the free online training course in concussion recognition offered through the National Federation of State High School Associations at www.nfhslearn.com.

Full details can be found on the Coach membership application.

Basic information for individuals who would like to start a new team

The IEA hosts 3 disciplines: Hunt SeatWestern, and Dressage.

An IEA team consists of at least 1 coach and 3 rider members. Depending on member history with the IEA, the team may be required to host or co-host a regular season horse show according to Rule G2302.

Riders are organized by their grade level.

  • Riders in grades 4 – 8 compete on a Middle School (Futures) team.
  • Riders in grades 9 – 12 compete on an Upper School (Varsity / Jr Varsity) team.
  • A minimum of 3 riders are needed to form each type and level of the above teams.

An IEA Coach must be at least 21 years old and covered by a liability policy that carries a minimum coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence. The IEA offers coverage through Equisure that can be purchased through the Membership Office. ($150/year covers participation in IEA events and practices.)

Contributing Members are adult members of the IEA. Contributing Members may join a team, be authorized to handle team communications and assist with paperwork with the coach’s permission.