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Young competitors who show in Western events will soon take their place on the IEA Youth Board. The IEA is an organization for young riders, and includes English and Western classes -- including reining. • Photo by John O'Hara

Western Riders Join IEA Youth Board

Western riders from South Carolina, Ohio and Kansas will represent their disciplines on the IEA Youth Board.

IEA Announces 2018-2019 Youth Board Members

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) announced the elected members of the 2018-2019 IEA Youth Board. The Youth Board was created by the IEA’s Education Committee in 2016 and is governed by Adult Advisors Shara Prieskorn (Membership Office Coordinator), Simon Towns (Zone Captain), Sue Wentzel (National Steward) and Kimber Whanger (Communications Coordinator), as well as IEA alumni […]

IEA Holds First Annual Semifinal Competitions Prior to the National Finals

In 2017, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) adopted a new structure for their Western Program. This restructuring included new Regional assignments across the nation as well as a new Western Zone, headed-up by Zone Administrator Todd Knerr. In addition, the IEA also adopted a new format for post-season competition that included a Semifinals format (much like […]

NRHA Commissioner Joins IEA Board of Directors

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce the addition of Gary L. Carpenter, Commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and Katie Innis Schaaf, United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Judge to the IEA Board of Directors.

IEA Creates Zone for the Western Discipline

The Board of Directors of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) recently approved a proposal to reorganize the structure of the Western discipline beginning in the 2017-2018 season.