The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has three programs for the juniors and young riders of three-day eventing - the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program for college-aged students, the new USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) for junior high and high school-aged students, and the USEA Young Rider Program for juniors and young riders under the age of 25.
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program and the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) members are officially invited to attend the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill taking place on October 14-17, 2021.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a special event in partnership with the Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an Affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, organizers of the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. The two organizations have collaborated to host a mixer for USEA members who are registered within the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing program or the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL). The Intercollegiate & Interscholastic Mixer will be a fun event for program members to mix and mingle at the inaugural CCI5* competition, which is one of only two 5-star events in the United States, and seven worldwide, taking place at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland October 14-17, 2021.
The first year of the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) has started off with a bang! In its first year of running, IEL has over 89 teams registered with the USEA, 479 IEL members, and 31 IEL team challenges that have already taken place. As the 2021 competition season is a little over halfway through the year, there are several teams that have stood out. See below for the latest records, wins, and overall IEL team participation.
Although eventing is a competition between individuals, it has always been a team sport. Any seasoned rider can attest that success is dependent on support - from trainers, vets, farriers, dentists, grooms, friends, family, and countless others. My own experiences as a four-star eventer and longtime trainer have proven how valuable it is to teach junior riders to embrace a team mindset, which is why the USEA’s Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) caught my attention when it began earlier this year.
Despite terribly wet conditions over the weekend - pouring rain for dressage and cross-country - the Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials (FRVPC H.T.) of Area IV hosted a successful USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Team Challenge on June 24-27, 2021. Seven IEL teams, including three scramble teams, and 27 riders competed for top honors at the beautiful Barrington Hills Riding Center in Barrington Hills, Illinois.
The new USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year, and the 2021 calendar has an impressive total of 47 events hosting an IEL team challenge. With many IEL members aiming to compete in events that only host a team challenge, an organizer needs to be fully prepared for what to expect.
The USEA would like to feature your IEL team! The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year and currently has 82 registered teams from every USEA area and 46 events hosting an interscholastic team challenge.
The new USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year and this new program has welcomed 83 teams. Recently, the IEL teams participated in an IEL social media video contest by submitting creative videos that represent a day in the life of an IEL team member.
A total of 38 USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) team challenges are scheduled to take place in 2021, and the first event to host an IEL team challenge was the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida. Organized by Megan Gardiner and Emily Holmes, the first IEL team challenge took place on February 11-14 and had five teams and 25 competitors.
The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) will officially kick off in 2021 with the first interscholastic team challenges taking place this year. The mission of the IEL is to bring together junior riders with a common interest and provide a supportive community through which students can continue to pursue their riding interests.