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IEA Western Semi-Finals Dates and Locations Announced

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has finalized the dates and locations for the 2018-2019 season Western Semi-Finals competitions.

The first of two Semi-Finals will take place on April 6-7, 2019 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The second Semi-Finals will take place the following weekend on April 13-14, 2019 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio.

The IEA Western Zone will again be divided into eight regions with four regions attending each Semi-Finals:

  • Region 4, Region 5-2(S), Region 7, and Region 8 will attend the Semi-Finals in Tennessee.
  • Region 1, Region 2, Region 5-1(N) and Region 11 will attend the Semi-Finals in Ohio.

Please see the attached document for details on Regional Assignments, Post Season Format, Fundraising, and other important information.

“We liked the Western Committee recommendations to move up the Semi-Finals dates from the previous year to minimize senior conflicts and to remain in the same general locations for one additional year,” says Semi-Finals Coordinator, Todd Knerr“We are currently investigating host sites for 2020 Semi-Finals with an overall goal of having at least one of thse events on the western side of the Mississippi, and definitely moving the event to have different regions taking on the hosting duties and different travel opportunities for our members.”

Recommendations for potential Semi-Finals locations can be sent to Roxane Durant at [email protected]. The IEA is aiming to announce the 2020 sites by January 2019 so that teams can get these events on their calendars a lot earlier as we move forward.

For questions regarding Western Semi-Finals, please contact Semi-Finals Coordinator and Interim Western Zone Administrator, Todd Knerr at [email protected] or by calling 614-778-5132.

2018-2019 Semi-Finals Assignments

April 6-7, 2019

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Judges: TBD

Semi-Finals TN
Region # of Riders to Semi-Finals
Region 4 3
Region 5-2 (S) 3
Region 7 3
Region 8 3
Total 12

April 13-14, 2019

Ohio State Fairgrounds/Equine Affaire
Columbus, Ohio

Judges: TBD

Semi-Finals OH
Region # of Riders to Semi-Finals
Region 1 3
Region 2 3
Region 5-1 (N) 3
Region 11 3
Total 12

REGIONAL FINALS: Riders must accumulate 15 points during the regular season competition to qualify for Regionals and Teams must accumulate 20 points to qualify.

SEMI-FINALS: The top 3 qualifiers from each Regional Finals will advance to designated Semi-Finals.

NATIONALS: The top 6 qualifiers from Semi-Finals TN and the top 6 qualifiers from Semi-Finals OH will advance to National Finals.