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.
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!
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.
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.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League was created in August 2020 with the goal of providing team experience and building camaraderie among USEA Young Rider program members in grades 7 through 12. IEL Affiliates are comprised of young riders who share a common bond, such as attending the same school, riding at the same barn or being on the same pony club, for example.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA), USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Committee and USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Task Force are proud to announce that the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and new USEA IEL Championship will be hosted in Aiken, SC at Stable View in 2024 and 2025. The Stable View H.T. on May 4-5, 2024 and May 3-4, 2025 will serve as the host event for both championships, fostering a pipeline for participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
As the school year wraps up in most parts of the United States, grade-school age students are breathing a sigh of relief as they take a break from the textbooks and welcome more free time into their schedules. What does this mean? More time to compete and participate in Interscholastic Team Challenges, of course! The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL), which is open to USEA Members in 7th through 12th grade, has had a strong start to the season with team challenges hosted since late January in Areas II, III ,and IV.