Junior Contributing Members in Grades 4 – 12 are eligible to participate in the IEA's program that emphasizes horsemanship skills and knowledge.
The IEA Horsemanship Program is open to any youth member of the IEA.
Participants in the program will complete online quizzes on a variety of topics from Colors and Breeds to Equine Nutrition. The quizzes are released throughout the season, from September through February.
Members who also participate in the riding program will find that the online quizzes will help prepare them for the Region, Zone and National Horsemanship Tests given in person at the competitions.
In May of 2022, each participant will receive a Final Quiz which shall be a collection of questions from various quizzes offered throughout the season. Participants who complete all aspects of the program, and complete the Final Quiz with a passing score of 75% or better, will receive a certificate of achievement and a commemorative shirt.
The horsemanship program also offers a TEAM COMPETITION for teams of 3 or more riders who participate in the program. These riders will have their Final Quiz scores averaged and the team with the highest final score will win BONUS GIFTS provided our generous sponsors.
Information Resources to Prepare for Quizzes
USPC Manuals of Horsemanship:
2021-2022 Horsemanship Quiz Schedule
September 15 – IEA Rules
September 21 – Handling the Equine
October 5 – Identifying the Equine
October 19 – Grooming and Blanketing
November 2 – Equine Tack
November 16 – First Aid
November 30 – Anatomy and Physiology
December 14 – Boots, Bandaging and Caring for the Equine Leg
December 28 – Equine Health
January 11 – Stable Management
January 25 – Traveling with the horse
February 8 – Equine Hoof Care and Shoeing
February 22 – Equine Nutrition
March 8 – Pasture Management