IEA Alumni Wins ARIAT Adult Medal Finals
Photo: Shawn McMillen Photography
Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Alumna Allison “Allie” Joyce of Medway, Massachusetts, earned top honors at the 2015 Capital Challenge Horse Show held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, by winning the ARIAT Adult Medal Finals, the most prestigious adult medal finals offered in the United States.
Allie became a member of the IEA in 2004 when she entered 6th grade, attending her first IEA National Finals in 2006. In 2009, she took first place in the Varsity Open Championship Class held at the IEA Hunt Seat National Finals, being named the 2009 Leading Hunt Seat Rider. In 2012, at the IEA 10th Anniversary Hunt Seat National Finals, Allie was invited back to compete in the Alumni Varsity Open Championship Class and took first place.
After graduating high school in 2011, Allie attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Allie competed all four years for OSU on their nationally ranked, National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) team, earning athletic scholarships for her participation on the team to help support her education. Allie was the OSU equestrian team captain for the 2013-14 season and was named three times to the NCEA Academic All-American First Team.
Allie currently plans to compete with her horse, Loreta, this winter in Ocala, Florida, and is considering returning to school to earn her MBA.