Membership Information

Applications for the 2022-2023 season will open in June 2022.

Mark your calendars to join in JUNE for the 2022-2023 IEA Season.  Applications will open in late May/early June for Riders, Teams, Coaches, and Show Officials.

Team applications will be accepted throughout the entire season as competitions allow.

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 adult members must complete the IEA Rules Quiz with a score of 80% or better. The 25 question quiz is open-book and 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 2303.1.
  • Printed and signed copies of each application must be received by the Membership Office before an application is considered complete. It is suggested to send all documents electronically by email or fax. If sending the documents by USPS, it is recommended to send with tracking. The office is not responsible for applications that are lost or delayed in delivery.
  • A team is considered complete only when it contains all the necessary documentation.  Please review the Registration Checklist for a complete list.
  • Please allow 10 business days processing time for all complete applications.

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

Full details can be found on the Coach membership application

Application Fees (2021-2022)

Membership TypeBefore July 1, 2021As of July 1, 2021After Oct. 1, 2021
Contributing Member$50$60$60
Show Officials$50$60$60
Junior Contributing Member$35$35$35
Middle School Team$125$150$175
Upper School Team$125$150$175
Both Upper & Middle School Teams$200$225$250

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 2302.

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 $500,000 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.