Following the exciting announcement on the addition of Starter divisions to the 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, the United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) and its organizing partners at Stable View are proud to announce the addition of the Starter level to the USEA Intercollegiate & Interscholastic Eventing Championships as well.
The spring semester has officially begun at many colleges and universities across the U.S., which means it is time to kick off the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program’s competition season! As collegiate athletes start making plans for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship, which will be hosted alongside the inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League Championship at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, many will be venturing to their local horse trials to brush off the dust and prepare for this epic capstone event.
With the inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship quickly approaching this spring, IEL Team Challenges held at venues across six different USEA Areas are the best way for members to prepare for this exciting event! There are a total of 38 events in Areas I, II, III, IV, V, and VIII that plan to host an IEL Team Challenge in 2024. Grab your fellow barn mates, classmates, Pony Club members, or friends in grades 5th—12th and create an IEL Affiliate today to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun! To register a new IEL Affiliate, click here.
With the inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) championships happening this year from May 4-5 at Stable View (Aiken, South Carolina), IEL Committee members took the opportunity to talk about the program at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, held Dec. 7-10, 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) introduced individual leaderboards for members of the program in 2023, and the first class of champions were crowned at the Awards Dinner during the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri! The IEL was created in 2020 for 7th through 12th graders with the mission of bringing together junior riders with a common interest and providing a supportive community through which they can continue to pursue their riding interests. Now open to the extended age range of 5th through 12th graders for 2024, the program encourages team camaraderie and gives junior members a chance to compete in a team atmosphere. The USEA celebrates the first class of year-end IEL Champions!
Aiken, SC. December 21, 2023 - In addition to hosting the USEA Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Eventing Championships at the Charity Horse Trials May 4th-5th, Stable View will also be hosting an Alumni Challenge.
The USEA is proud to look back on another fantastic competition season for our Collegiate members. In 2023, the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program completed another successful Intercollegiate Eventing Championship, this time at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, and year-end champions were crowned in all but the Advanced level. As we look towards 2024, the USEA celebrates these bright young riders!
The mission of the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is to foster team camaraderie and provide a supportive community through which students in 5th through 12th grade can pursue their riding interests with like-minded junior eventers. This sentiment rings especially true at Go With It Farm (GWIF) in Sandy Springs, Georgia, where several of the top competitors from the Area III Young Riders IEL Affiliate have created a strong team atmosphere at their grassroots eventing barn. Founder and Program Director of GWIF, Halliea Milner, has worked with several of the kids on the team for most of their riding career and stresses the importance of teamwork in every aspect of their daily training.
As the curtains on the 2023 competition season begins to close, the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is looking back on a successful year of Interscholastic Team Challenges with bright eyes as the inaugural IEL Championship approaches in 2024. The IEL, which will soon be open to USEA Members in the extended age range of 5th through 12th grade, has had a strong summer and fall season of team challenges that brought eventers from across the Areas together to compete and no doubt gave them invaluable experience as they prepare for the first ever program Championship at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina, next spring.
When Georgia native Ivie Cullen-Dean graduated from high school, she decided a change of zip code was in order to kick start her college career. The University of Kentucky in Lexington was calling her name, and the young eventer, who had previously competed at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in 2017, decided that joining the UK Intercollegiate Eventing Team would be a great way to meet like-minded individuals in her new home.
For professional Jennifer Howlett Rousseau, the USEA’s Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) was a natural fit for her students. Based at her L’Esprit Equestrian in Woodstock, Illinois, Rousseau enjoys teaching children and young adults and tries to foster a team environment in the barn.