IEA, or Interscholastic Equestrian Association, was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. For more information on IEA, check out their websiteat www.rideiea.org.
IEA shows are very different from regular shows. At IEA shows, the rider will not know the horse they are riding! You draw a horse, get on, and show! Riders that jump are able to school two fences. In order to prepare riders, lessons in which IEA riders are riding will likely switch horses, and riders that are planning to show must attend a practice sesssion at Haverhill once a month.