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.
Each year at the IEA National Final competitions, the IEA awards a total of $15,000 in scholarships to the top placing and second highest placing Seniors in Individual classes at our National Finals.
Our National Sportsmanship Award is open to recipients of the Sportsmanship winners from each of our regular season shows. In years past, the award winner has received $500 from the IEA with additional funding available ($500) from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Assocation (IHSA) if that rider attends an IHSA college/university.