National Hippology Academy

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IEA is proud to introduce the National Hippology Academy. This re-branding of the Horsemanship Program offers both IEA Rider Members and non-rider members of all ages equine educational opportunities.

The National Hippology Academy aims to provide:

  • Educational materials on hippology
  • Seasonal Educational Series
  • Downloadable interactive activities
  • Social media competitions and engagements
  • Exclusive guest speakers
  • The National Hippology Academy Quiz Series

Seasonal Educational Series

FALL SERIESSeptember to November
  • Dewormer
  • Confirmation
  • Injections
  • College Prep
  • Special Speaker: TBD

WINTER SERIESDecember to February

  • Blanketing
  • Clipping
  • Feeding in Colder Weather
  • Winter shoes
  • Benefits of Winter Turnout
  • Special Speaker – TBD


  • Colic
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Abcesses
  • Thrush
  • Turn Out
  • Preparing for Post Season
  • Special Speaker: TBD

The National Hippology Academy is open to both IEA Rider Members and non-rider members from 1st grade to adults.

National Hippology Academy Quiz Series

Formerly known as the Online Horsemanship Quizzes, is now divided into different age-based difficulty levels. At the end of  the season, a Final Quiz will be posted. Participants who score 75% or higher on the Final Quiz receive a free t-shirt. The top scoring participant in each category will win a prize.

Want to Join?

The National Hippology Academy is available for everyone 1st grade and above – including adults. We have activities for all knowledge levels!

Registration fees are $25 for IEA Rider members. It is FREE for Jr. Contributing Members.

Information Resources to Prepare for NHA Quiz Series:

United States Pony Club (USPC) Manuals of Horsemanship to prep for NHA Quiz Series:

National Hippology Academy Sponsors

  • AYHC – American Youth Horse Council
  • Bob’s Custom Saddles
  • CHA – Certified Horsemanship Association
  • Pony Club
  • R.J. Classics
  • Weaver Leather