Opportunities for Riders

The IEA Youth Board was created to provide adult members and leadership an avenue for which to hear the youth voice and to offer leadership opportunities to rider members.  The Youth Board consists of elected representatives from all IEA Zones and disciplines.  Members serve one-year terms running from July to June.  LEARN MORE.

IEA Founders College Scholarship Awards

Each year at the IEA National Final competitions, the IEA awards upwards of $25,000 in scholarships to the top placing and second highest placing Seniors in Individual classes at our National Finals.



National Sportsmanship Award

Winner(s) of the 2021 National Sportsmanship Award were announced July 19, 2021.  READ THE RESULTS HERE.

Application information for the 2021-2022 Season can be FOUND HERE.

DEADLINE is MAY 3, 2022.

IEA Benevolent Fund

Each year the IEA offers assistance to our members through programs funded through the IEA Benevolent Fund. The Financial Assistance Program offers aid to incoming rider members who require help financing their IEA competition. The Coaches Assistance Grant offers financial assistance to our member Coaches in their time of need.

DEADLINE:  Applications for the 2021-2022 season are now closed.

Colantuoni Hunt Seat Supplemental Grant 2021-2022

Open to Hunt Seat riders in grades 4-12 who demonstrate financial need.  Riders must also apply to the IEA Benevolent Fund Financial Assistance Program to be considered for these additional grant funds.

DEADLINE:  Applications for the 2021-2022 are now closed. 

Muzzy Family/MZ Farms IEA National Finals TRAVEL GRANT

The purpose of the Muzzy Family/MZ Farms IEA Nationals Travel Grant is to assist qualified riders who demonstrate financial need with up to $2000 in grant money to assist them in attending IEA National Finals.

The grant will provide funding to support expenses related to one (1) rider plus a guardian and a coach to travel to IEA National Finals, in addition to related entry fees for any individual and team (if applicable) classes.

Zone Specific Scholarships

Each Zone within the IEA offers scholarships to their graduating seniors. For more information please contact the Zone Administrator in your area.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Season will be posted soon.

IEA Collegiate Newsletter

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