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Movado Farms, Inc. is proud to sponsor a Hunt Seat IEA team guided by Trainers/Coaches Louisa Fedora and Tricia Carlton and is now accepting new members. To insure success, we encourage every rider to take a team lesson each week in addition to his/her regular weekly lesson. Our Movado IEA team has received enthusiastic support from riders and their parents, and we are thrilled to welcome so many new local riders to our lesson program thanks to their interest in our IEA teams. We had a very successful 2012 season and qualified in Zones and Regionals and one of our team members was a national finalist in her division. We look forward to another fun and competitive season.

For our younger riders in grades 2 – 5, we are beginning a “Movado Minis” team which will be modeled on the skills and fun we have on our IEA team.

IEA Summer Horse Adventure July 7-11, 2014 - For riders grades 6–12: Daily riding and lesson, horsemanship, games on horseback, team activities, bareback riding, sports physiology and a horse show on Friday.
Reserve your spot today!

Some FAQs: What is IEA?

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a horse show organization for riders in grades 6 – 12. IEA was founded on the principle that any middle school or high school student should be able to participate in horse shows, regardless of their financial status or riding level.

The IEA attempts to eliminate the expenses of students owning horses and allows more students to compete. Students ride horses that are furnished by the host barn and chosen by drawing lots.

The use of personal tack is not allowed and only schooling over fences is permitted.   This equalizes the competition and tests the horsemanship of the contestants.
Classes range from walk/trot/canter for first year students to the Open Division for the more experienced riders. 

How does IEA work?

  • At the beginning of the school year, each team starts with a goal of accumulating enough team points  (20) to make their regional playoff.  Winning teams at Region Finals then move on to the Zone Finals.

  • Teams consist of riders in four different high school levels (2'6", 2', crossrails, and W-T-C) and three different middle levels (2', cross rails, and W-T-C). 

  • Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. Movado co-hosts two shows a year.  The show season starts September 15 and ends in April at the National Finals. Horse shows are one day shows that generally do not involve extensive travel

  • In each horse show the individual classes allow students to compete as a team member and individually.  A rider may make it all the way to the National Finals as an individual even if their team does not. In order to show in Region Finals, a rider must accumulate 15 points in Over Fence classes and/or 15 points in Flat classes - a rider may qualify this way in one or both classes as an individual. 

When are practices and how can I get involved?

IEA practice is held on Thursdays from 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Please call Tricia to join the team!