Lake Erie to Host 6th Annual IEA National Finals
Lake Erie College will host the 6th Annual International Equestrian Association (IEA) at the George Magoffin Humphrey Equestrian Center April 27-29.
IEA competitions follow a format in which the host school provides horses and tack and riders are paired with their mounts randomly in a drawing held prior to the classes. More than 500 middle and secondary school riders from ten zones across the United States are expected to attend the National Finals in Ohio along with their parents, coaches, and friends. Riders will compete in both English and Western divisions. There are 26 classes being held at the IEA Nationals in 2007.
Friday begins with English competition at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Western Division at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will complete the English Division with classes beginning at 8 a.m running all day.
The IEA is an organization formed to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition available to middle and secondary school students. Roxane Rheinheimer the president of the IEA comments, “We have had an exciting year. The 2007 Nationals is fast approaching and promises to be the largest event in the history of the IEA. The IEA has created a great program where riders from all over the country will come to compete. These are the best of the best.”
For more information on the Interscholastic Equestrian Association call 281.437.3484 or visit www.rideiea.com