(July 31, 2018 – Columbus, OH) – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has recently expanded leadership positions for the Western discipline. Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, current Western Zone Administrator, Todd Knerr, will shift his responsibilities to become the IEA Western Semi-Finals Coordinator. Knerr will oversee both Western Semi-Finals that will take place in April 2019, thereby opening the Western Zone Administrator position for a new candidate.

Knerr has previously served as the Zone 5 Administrator for Hunt Seat and Western (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky) and most recently as the Western Zone 1 (nationwide) Administrator. As a seasoned horse show manager, Knerr will use his experience to focus on the planning, growth, and future locations for IEA Western Semi-Finals including all aspects of show management and operations. In addition to his responsibilities with IEA, Knerr also serves as the Trade Show Manager and Show Manager for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Derby horse shows and acts as a liaison between IEA and NRHA.

During the search for a new IEA Western Zone Administrator, Knerr will serve as Interim Zone Administrator through the end of September 2018.