The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) are member partners of the IEA.
The IEA hopes to help connect our riders, parents and coaches with our collegiate riding association partners who continue to provide the IEA and its members with great support.
Submitted by Kim Beaudoin, Marketing and Public Relations for Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA)
(November 2020) – The Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) began in 1995 as an informal competition among a small group of colleges and secondary schools in the northeast. Michelle Hoffman, who was a student at Mt. Holyoke during this time was the originator of the IDA concept. She personally drew up the basic structure for the team competition and the guidelines for calculation of team points…READ MORE
Submitted by Bridget Grobosky, Bob’s Custom Saddles Sales Representative
(November 2020) – As equestrian athletes advance in their careers, it’s important they have the right equipment to be successful – from show clothes and spurs to tack. As the Official Western Saddle of the IEA, Bob’s Custom Saddles is committed to helping young riders by providing opportunities for them to acquire those tools for success. Bob’s Custom Saddles provides saddle certificates to winners at post-season IEA events…READ MORE
Submitted on behalf of NCEA by Megan Taylor, IEA Sales Representative
(November 2020) – Competing as a member of a National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Varsity Equestrian Team is the dream of many female junior hunt seat and youth western riders currently competing at the upper levels of competition. The NCEA is the governing body that oversees the rules, guidelines and administration of the sport of equestrian. NCEA teams and athletes must comply with NCAA policies and procedures as other NCAA sports and for IEA riders and their parents…READ MORE
(November 2020) – Featuring questions answered by:
Hunt Seat Coach CJ Law – Mount Holyoke College
Western Coach Connor Smith – Midway University
Dressage Coach Lisa Moosmueller-Terry – Emory & Henry College
Submitted by Connor Ashely, SUNY Cobleskill Hunt Seat Equestrian
(November 2020) – More than 10,000 strong, IHSA members hail from across the United States and Canada, and regardless of their financial status, gender or riding experience, during their college years they have the opportunity to participate in equestrian team competition. “We are proud that the IHSA holds such a significant meaning in our members’ lives,” said Peter Cashman, IHSA executive director. “We share along in their journey to better their horsemanship and we want to continue to share the stories of their successes…READ MORE