IEA stands for “Interscholastic Equestrian Association”.  The mission of IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools (primarily ages 9 through 19) to equestrian sports, and promote lifelong involvement in equestrian athletics.

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IEA Goals:

  • To encourage recognition for middle and secondary school equestrians and to promote the equestrian as an athlete.
  • To provide riders with organized competitive opportunities.
  • To introduce new riders to equine sports.
  • To promote the IEA among its constituencies.
  • To provide riders with opportunities to further their education in equine sports and equine-related matters.
  • To encourage liaison with other equestrian associations for the betterment of equestrian sports.
  • To encourage a higher standard of coaching and instruction.
  • To provide information concerning the creation and development of mounted and non-mounted equestrian programs.
  • To establish and enforce IEA rules, standards and policies.
  • To keep pace with the continuing progress of equestrian sports and to encourage good horsemanship.
  • To generally promote the common interests of riding instruction and competition, and education on matters related to all segments of the horse industry.
  • To develop team and individual sportsmanship.
  • To establish a foundation to support the continuing mission of the IEA.

The IEA works on collaborative programming with the following organizations:

  • American Paint Horse Association (APHA)
  • American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)
  • American Youth Horse Council (AYHC)
  • Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
  • Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA)
  • Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)
  • National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA)
  • National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)
  • National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA)
  • United States Dressage Federation (USDF)
  • United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
  • United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)
  • The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)
  • Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA)

Click Below For Downloadable Condensed IEA Handbook