Jan 16, 2021

Announcing the 2021 USEA Interscholastic Eventing League Calendar

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) 2021 Team Challenge calendar is now available! This new program was announced in October 2020 and so far there have been over 60 teams register and 18 team challenges added to the 2021 calendar.

This is the first year of running the IEL and team challenges will follow a similar format to the intercollegiate team challenges. IEL members should contact the show organizer to sign up for a team challenge.

Please keep in mind the calendar below is a tentative list of events hosting IEL Team Challenges and may be updated regularly. If you would like your event included on this schedule, please email Claire Kelley at [email protected].

Check out the 2021 calendar of IEL team challenges.

2021 Interscholastic Eventing League Team Challenges

Event

Date

Ocala Winter I H.T. (Area III)

Feb. 11-14, 2021

Sporting Days II H.T. (Area III)

March 6-7, 2021

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Area V)

March 26-28, 2021

Poplar Place H.T. (Area III)

March 27-28, 2021

Poplar Place H.T. (Area III)

May 8-9, 2021

Waredaca H.T. (Area II)May 1-2, 2021
Mill Creek Pony Club H.T. (Area IV)May 15-16, 2021

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Area V)

May 15-16, 2021

VHT International & H.T. (Area II)

May 27-28, 2021

Poplar Place H.T. (Area III)

June 5-6, 2021

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (Area II)

July 2-4, 2021

Cobblestone Farms I H.T. (Area VIII)

July 3-4, 2021

Full Moon Farm H.T. (Area II)

July 18, 2021

Cobblestone Farms II H.T. (Area VIII)

August 6-9, 2021

Waredaca H.T. (Area II)August 14-15, 2021

Five Points H.T. (Area II)

August 28-29, 2021

Flying Cross Farm H.T. (Area VIII)

September 18-19, 2021

Poplar Place H.T. (Area III)

Oct. 9-10, 2021

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event and H.T. (Area II)Oct. 22-24, 2021

VHT International & H.T. (Area II)

Oct. 28-30, 2021

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Area V)

November 6-7, 2021

Full Moon Farm H.T. (Area II)

November 7, 2021

*At this time, there is no championship for the IEL program.

*Please contact [email protected] if you wish to host a team challenge.

A scoring template for team challenges can be found here. For team challenge results to be published on the USEA website, please send to Claire Kelley at [email protected].

The USEA looks forward to seeing the IEL members out competing this year!

About the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League

In August 2020, the USEA Board of Governors approved the creation of the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) as an official program of the USEA. The mission of IEL is to bring together junior riders who are in the 7-12th grade and provide a supportive community through which students can continue to pursue their riding interests. A group of junior members in the 7th-12th grade who share a common bond (same barn, same school, same Pony Club, etc.) register with the USEA as an interscholastic team. For more information on the IEL program, please visit the IEL homepage.

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