We have an active Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team at Gwyn Meadows Farm in Montgomery County, PA,
Fast Facts (from the IEA Team National website)
An IEA Team rider’s journey starts with the desire to be a part of a team. Whether the team is the partnership with the horse that an IEA rider draws for a class at the horse show or the team that consists of old and new friends at the barn, an IEA rider has the opportunity to develop competitive riding skills while making memories that will last a lifetime. And the best part is, IEA riders do not need to own a horse or tack to participate.
As an IEA Team Participant:
- No need to own a horse to participate. Classes are offered in four ability levels: beginner, novice, intermediate, open. Riders in grades 6-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grade 9-12 compete at the High School level.
- Points are tracked for individual rider accomplishments AND for overall, team accomplishments. Individuals and teams earn points to qualify for regional, zone and national finals.
- Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. The competition season starts September 1st and ends at the National Finals in late spring / early summer.
- Students ride horses that are furnished by the host barn and chosen by random draw. The use of personal tack is not allowed and limited schooling is permitted. This equalizes competition variables and tests the horsemanship of the contestants.
The Gwyn Meadows Farm IEA Team dues are $300.
Sign Up Form (does not include entry fees, post season, or coaching fee)
Riders should take a minimum of two lessons a month.
Cost of Lessons:
One hour group lesson $50.00
Five lessons (completed in 6 weeks) $225.00
Ten lessons (completed in 12 weeks) $430.00
IEA Rider Membership is $50. An online application is available at www.RideIEA.org.
Members are also required to participate in one Clinic/Team meeting per month for $50.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Gwyn Meadows IEA Team, we are very excited for the upcoming season!
We are very excited for the upcoming season!
Please contact Amy Scarlett, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information.