Youth Board

Youth Board Brochure

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2022-2023 Youth Board Members

Hunt SeatZone 1CAMERON ANDRUSKIEWICZLebanon, CTHiddenbrook Stables
Hunt SeatZone 2MAYA McQUEENEYLagrangeville, NYEmpire State Equestrian Team
Hunt SeatZone 3KELSEY BARKERFredericksburg, VAHazelwild Farm
Hunt SeatZone 4BAILEY WHEELERPalm Harbor, FLRavenwood Farm
Hunt SeatZone 5RACHEL McCANNCountryside, ILDouble J Riding Club
Hunt SeatZone 6No Representative at this time.
Hunt SeatZone 7CHARLOTTE ODOMNeedville, TXAggieland Equestrian
Hunt SeatZone 8GABRIELLA ROJASParker, COFront Range Equestrian Team
Hunt SeatZone 9RUBY STEGEMANSnoqualmie, WASharkey Farm
Hunt SeatZone 10MEGAN FARRENKOPFExeter, CAKZ Equestrian Team
Hunt SeatZone 11JACQUELINE CHALIFOUXSewickley, PACandy Lane Acres
WesternRegion 4MCKINNEY ATKINSONPortal, GAFlamekissed Equestrian Team
WesternRegion 11LYNDSEY HOSKINSONMcDonald, PAMarciak/Caustelot Equestrian Team
WesternRegion 1REEGHAN MORAWIECPepperell, MANashoba Valley Sliders
WesternRegion 5(S)AUBREE WHANGERDublin, OHHold Your Horses
DressageRegion 9ELLA GARYBellingham, WACreidmount Saddle Club
DressageRegion 5CARSON SCHULTZ-FINKLERAtlanta, INGreenbridge Equestrian Team
DressageRegion 10GEORGIA VIGOLas Vegas, NVLas Vegas Blue Ribbon Youth Equestrian Team A

IEA Youth Board Statement of Purpose

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.

IEA Youth Board Structure

The Youth Board will be structured as follows:

Newly installed Youth Board members will elect from themselves three officers: president, vice president, and secretary. The three positions must be filled with riders who are in upper school.

The IEA has appointed Susan Wentzel and Montana McKnight as IEA Youth Board Advisors for the 2022-2023 competition year.

The student representatives will be elected within their area as described below to serve a one-year team. Past members must apply again.

IEA Youth Board Duties

The IEA Youth Board members will:

  • Act as a voice for the IEA membership population;
  • Meet monthly via conference call/Zoom to discuss issues;
  • Assist with presentation of class awards at IEA National Finals;
  • Assist in social media contributions (online games, contests, activities, photo journals, etc.);
  • Promote the #rideiea hashtag on social media through official youth board postings;
  • Represent the IEA as youth ambassadors at various outreach and marketing programs throughout the year;
  • Research and promote potential scholarship opportunities for IEA members;
  • Lead a meeting for all IEA members in their zone at their zone show;
  • Hold one fundraiser per zone per year, with help from each zone administrator and approval of youth board advisor. Funds raised may benefit the IEA, some other philanthropic cause (i.e therapeutic riding), or a combination of both.

IEA Youth Board Declaration of Candidacy

IEA rider members who wish to sit on the Youth Board must:

  • Have two years of IEA experience as an active member;
  • Complete all IEA Youth Board application requirements;
  • Applicants must choose to run for either Hunt Seat, Western, or Dressage. Cross over riders must declare a discipline for which to run;
  • Riders applying must be in 8th – 12th grades to be eligible.

IEA Youth Board Application Requirements

Applications for the 2022-2023 Youth Board are now closed.  (Deadline was June 30, 2022).

Applications for the 2023-2024 Youth Board will open in Spring 2023.

The following 17  Youth Board Representatives will represent their Zones during the 2022-2023 IEA season.

If you have any questions about the Youth Board or the application process, please feel free to contact the Youth Board Advisors, Susan Wentzel or Montana McKnight.