IEA COVID-19 Resource Hub

September 15, 2021

2021-22 IEA COVID-19 Statement

Dear IEA Members, Potential Members and Show Officials:

IEA would like to remind event hosts, participants, officials, and spectators that all IEA competitions must operate in accordance with state and/or local  requirements relating to the COVID-19 virus and variants. In the absence of state and/or local requirements, IEA will follow the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF’s) lead in recommending compliance with CDC guidelines. If they so choose, event hosts may impose more restrictive requirements to help mitigate the risk of spreading the virus. COVID-19 requirements should be listed in the prize list if possible or communicated to coaches of attending teams at least 48 hours prior to the start of competition. COVID-19 requirements should also be prominently posted on the show grounds.

All persons attending an IEA competition must comply with COVID-19 requirements in place for that competition as well as state and/or local requirements. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the show grounds and/or punitive action assigned by a Zone Ethics Committee. These requirements are effective immediately and subject to revisions as the COVID-19 environment changes. 

The 2021-2022 IEA Competition Season will run August 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022 for all disciplines (Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage).

IEA will host a combined National Finals in Harrisburg, PA on April 28-May 1, 2022.