Affiliate News

Hunt Seat Champions Crowned at IEA Nationals

Photo by McKenzie Yates Hunt Seat competition at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals showcased the country’s best young riders April 22-24 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Prizes were donated by Dover Saddlery, Essex Classics, Noble Outfitters, Equestrian Team Apparel, Equi in Style, Henri de Rivel Saddles, R.J. Classics, and Inkstables. The day kicked off with…

IEA Names Western National Champions

Photo by McKenzie Yates Western competition at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, was hotly contested April 22-24. Prizes were sponsored by the NRHA, Rod’s Western Palace, Bridleplates.com, Inkstables LLC, and Noble Outfitters. Competition on Friday, April 22, started with the Varsity Intermediate Reining Individual Final. Nicole Ellis from the…

IEA Names Flat Finals Winners, While Western Competition Gets Underway

Photo by McKenzie Yates Day two of competition at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, brought more victory and more ribbons. The morning got under way with the Varsity Open on the Flat Individual class and the Varsity Intermediate on the Flat Finals. Prizes for these classes were provided by Henri de…

IEA National Finals—Day 1 Wraps Up with an Abundance of Winners

Photo by McKenzie Yates Wednesday, April 20, marked the first day of the Interscholastic Equestrian National Finals—and the first time that the Hunt Seat and Western Finals have culminated during one event, at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Day one started with the Varsity Open Over Fences Individual competition, with Kayla Lott from Elvenstar…

Stuck Inside? Ideas for Snow Days.

Submitted by Chrissy Capacchione for the Connecticut Dressage and Combined Training Association The winter months in our part of the country can really put a damper on the horse community, especially in the cases of those of us not fortunate enough to have an indoor. So far this year the cooler months have been very gracious, but that gift could be…

2016 IEA National Finals To Be Held in Kentucky

Waltenberry Photo The 2016 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 20-24, 2016. After four years apart, the IEA Hunt Seat and Western disciplines will be reunited for the Finals competition. It is expected that over 600 youth equestrians will qualify to compete at the National Finals. These young riders…