IEA Team

Competitive Riding Team for Middle and High School Students

Rosewood is proud to announce its Western IEA team! The team is open to middle school and high school riders with or without experience in western riding.

Riders can show locally to gain points and qualify to attend the national competition. Riders do not need to own their own horse as horses are provided by our team for practices, and by the host at each show.

Our IEA team is a great opportunity to meet, ride, and compete with other students in your age group. The team is not affiliated with any specific schools - All are welcome!

Our program includes a weekly 90 minute group practice and one private lesson per month. The IEA season runs from September through April, with opportunities for Regional and National competitions in May and June.


-About IEA-

For student equestrians in grades 6-12, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) was established in the spring of 2002 and held its first annual national finals event the following year in Willoughby, Ohio. A non-profit organization, the IEA has grown both geometrically and geographically each year. Beginning with just 200 participants, the IEA now has over 13,500 members in 42 states across North America.

The IEA supports two disciplines: Hunt Seat and Western. There is no need for any rider to own a horse because competition horses are provided at each venue to the contestant.

The MISSION of the IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports and to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction.

More information is available on the IEA website:

The IEA program brings together students form different schools and communities and puts all competitors on a level playing field.

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