IEA Horsemanship Program #IEAHP

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.

Contact Jennifer Eaton at with questions.

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

Educational Videos Courtesy of the Certified Horsemanship Association

When working around horses, the IEA recommends doing so only when under the supervision of an equine professional.

How to Pick A Horse's Hoof:

Leading A Horse:

Danger Zones Around the Horse:

Equine Vital Signs and How to Take Them:

Horsemanship Sponsors

  • Bob’s Custom Saddles
  • CHA – Certified Horsemanship Association
  • Pony Club
  • R.J. Classics
  • Weaver Leather