With all the pandemic-related setbacks of the last 6 months, we are THRILLED to be back doing what we love best - watching young riders excel in the show ring and learn valuable equestrian and life skills that will help them succeed way beyond their IEA years. We always knew our members were dedicated, resilient, and professional and we are so grateful for everyone's efforts to help IEA continue providing opportunities for equestrian sport in a safe and responsible manner.
Our 2020-2021 season officially kicked off on August 1st and Hunt Seat and Dressage shows have been successfully happening in many areas across the nation and our first Western shows begin this weekend. We know there is a learning curve with all the additional safety precautions required as we maneuver as a country through the pandemic. We see your efforts and we are both proud and hopeful that we can continue to set the bar high in following these important safety standards. If you have any questions about attending or hosting shows, please refer to the IEA COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB for the most updated information, guidelines, and best practices.
Membership Season is in full swing and while there are technically two months before the NOVEMBER 1st TEAM MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE, we encourage teams to sign up now in order to get your fall shows underway before the weather gets too cold. Outdoor shows are the most ideal, whenever possible.
As always, we love seeing your photos and videos around the barn, at shows, and with your favorite IEA friends and horses. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @rideiea and #rideiea for the most up-to-date news and events. Enjoy these recently posted images from some of our teams that have started their IEA season.
You don’t have to be a record setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in junior high or high school sports anymore. US Equestrian is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians.
The US Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program is open to equestrian athletes who participate in any breed or discipline. To earn letters, athletes should be fan or competing members of US Equestrian or become US Equestrian members. LEARN MORE.
Troxel is the Official Helmet of the IEA.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IEA HAS AN AFFILIATE DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR NEW COACHES?
DID YOU KNOW EXISTING IEA COACHES COULD ACTUALLY MAKE MONEY JUST BY TALKING TO POTENTIAL COACHES ABOUT JOINING IEA?
2020-2021 AFFILIATE DISCOUNT PROGRAM
New coaches that join receive a one-time 10% discount off of their coach application if the coach is a member of any of the following IEA Affiliates: 4H, APHA, AQHA, CHA, IDA, IHSA, NRHA, NSBA, USDF, USEA, USEF, USHJA, or USPC.
2020-2021 REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR MEMBER COACHES
The “Referral Program” aims to utilize our existing coaches as recruiters of new coach members in an effort to increase team numbers across the United States.
Refer another equine professional (coach) who is new to the IEA. Each referral will pay the IEA member coach $50.
Only 1 referral will be credited per new professional / new team.
There is no limit to how many Referrals an IEA coach member can be credited for.
Any adult member of the IEA who is responsible for the enrollment of a new equine professional (coach) that successfully enrolls a new team (3 members) with the IEA for the 2020-2021 season. Membership of the new team is required to be in effect on December 1, 2020 and it may not have a returning coach or more than two (2) returning riders.
Questions? Contact IEA Membership Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Eaton at Jenn@rideiea.org or by calling 1-877-RIDE-IEA ext. 203
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN TODAY!
IEA show season has been officially open for a month already! Get your teams and riders registered NOW so you can start showing before the weather gets too cold.
Know a coach that should have an IEA team? Hook them up with IEA Membership Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Eaton at Jenn@rideiea.org. She can answer all their questions and help them get started.