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.
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.
How does IEA work?
When are practices and how can I get involved?
IEA practice is held on Thursdays from 6:15pm – 8:30pm