The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has recently named IEA Coach and AQHA Professional Horseman, Tammy Braham to the position of Western Zone Administrator. Hailing from the Grove City, Pennsylvania area, Braham brings more than 35 years of experience as a horse trainer and equestrian coach of both IEA (Grove City Area Equestrian Team) and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) teams (Slippery Rock University, Clarion University, and Grove City College).
The IEA Western Zone is made up of one Zone with eight Regions spanning the United States. In her role as Western Zone Administrator, Braham will work closely with IEA Western teams to help promote the organization as well as assist with managing communications, finances, and providing guidance for Western show hosts.
Braham will also collaborate with Western Committee members as well as Semi-Finals Coordinator, Todd Knerr, National Finals Coordinator, Bernie Villeneuve and Sales Representative, Megan Taylor as she helps orchestrate the 2018-2019 IEA Western show season.
“I was pleased to hear IEA selected Tammy Braham as our new Zone Administrator. With her outstanding credentials and sound background of our program, as well as her experience within the IHSA, I think she is exactly what the western side needs in a Zone Administrator,” says Western Zone Committee Chairman, Katie Morehead. “I look forward to working with her and seeing what she can bring to the table in order to continue the growth and improvement of the western side of IEA.”
In addition to her role as IEA/IHSA Coach, Braham also holds judges’ cards with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA), American Pinto Horse Association (APHA), International Buckskin Horse Association (IBHA), and the American Buckskin Registry Association (ABRA). She has served as a Youth Advisor and Board Member of the Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association and holds lifetime membership in the AQHA and NSBA. Braham is the owner/operator of Seven Oaks Quarter Horses and is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.
Braham will replace Acting Interim Western Zone Administrator, Todd Knerr, beginning September 2018.