The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its partnership with EQUITANA USA. This union supports IEA’s mission of providing educational opportunities for riders in grades 4-12 and EQUITANA USA’s dedication to working with associations that make positive impacts across all levels, ages, breeds, and disciplines of the horse industry. The alliance will come to life at EQUITANA USA – a three-day celebration of the horse featuring a trade fair, education, and evening performances – September 25-27, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
The IEA will promote EQUITANA USA to its members offering those in the Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage disciplines a chance to shop, learn, and be entertained at the famous Park. EQUITANA USA will support IEA by providing the organization with a physical presence and opportunity to host educational content at the show.
“As a nationally recognized youth equestrian sports organization, IEA is always looking to forge relationships such as this one with EQUITANA USA that provide opportunities for our young members to grow their knowledge of the equine industry,” says IEA Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Myron Leff. “Learning not only about different breeds and disciplines, but of professional opportunities in the industry after our riders graduate is important to us as we work to support life-long equestrians.”
“EQUITANA USA is extremely excited to be working alongside IEA. As a leader in youth equestrian sport, we are honored to invite each IEA young rider to the show. It’s a fun, relaxing way to spend a weekend at the end of September after the summer season concludes and just as the 2020-2021 IEA show season gets underway; and a great opportunity to shop the latest products in the equestrian industry and spend time learning,” says Meghan Margewicz, Event Director, EQUITANA USA.
ABOUT INTERSCHOLASTIC EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (IEA)
Now in its 18th year, the IEA has over 14,500 members across the United States riding and coaching Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage disciplines. The non-profit (501(c)3) IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students and is open to public and private schools and barn teams. There is no need for a rider to own a horse because the IEA supplies a mount and tack to each equestrian for competitions. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more information, please visit rideiea.org.
ABOUT EQUITANA USA & REED EXHIBITIONS
EQUITANA USA is a three-day celebration of the horse that invites equestrian professionals and enthusiasts of all riding levels and ages, disciplines, and breeds to gather for education, entertainment, instruction, and shopping. Reed Exhibitions, producer of EQUITANA USA, is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2018, Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com
IEA Communications Coordinator