IEA West includes Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. It includes middle school and high school equestrian athletes throughout the central and western United States. We currently have 40 teams in states from Missouri to California.
Hunt seat, Western, and Saddle Seat teams compete throughout the year in hopes of earning a spot at IEA National Finals. In 2012, the National IEA Finals were held in Syracuse, NY for Hunt Seat and Oklahoma City, OK for Western. Both venues will host National Finals again in 2013. In IEA, there is NO need to own a horse! The IEA is an affiliate of
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HorsemanshipThe Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Horsemanship Award is an integral part of the IEA mission. This award, given at the national IEA Finals, was created to promote good horsemanship among IEA student athletes. It is intended to complement the IEA's mission to educate younger equestrians in all areas of equestrian studies and focuses on the belief that horsemanship always comes first.The Horsemanship Test itself is a written test with material taken from the Pony Club Manuals C and D. The Western test is separate and features material taken from the AQHA Handbook. Each year, the top four finalists from the written test come back for a hands on test given by the National Final judges. Last year's Hunt Seat winner, Natalie Sterrett, won $500, a trophy, saddle pad, and horse grooming supplies.
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