Jan 30, 2022

Show Off Your School Spirit: 2022 USEA Interscholastic Eventing League Team Challenge Calendar Now Available

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
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The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) 2022 Team Challenge calendar is now available! Last year was the first official year of IEL and over 80 IEL affiliate teams have signed up to participate in this exciting new program. This is the second year of running IEL and these team challenges are a fun and flexible way to compete as a team and show off your school spirit.

The mission of 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. This program will encourage team camaraderie and will give junior members a chance to compete in a team atmosphere. This program will also help provide a pathway for those riders who seek to be part of a collegiate eventing program as they graduate high school. The goal of the IEL is to increase membership, education, and engagement in riders on a national level who are in 7th through 12th grade.

Start planning your season now with the list of IEL team challenges below. Please keep in mind the calendar below is a tentative list of events hosting IEL Team Challenges and may be updated regularly. Please continue to check here for any updates throughout the year.

2022 IEL Team Challenges:

EVENT

DATE

Aiken Opener H.T. (Area III)

January 22-23, 2022

Sporting Days Farm H.T. (Area III)

February 5, 2022

Sporting Days Farm H.T. (Area III)

March 5-6, 2022

MeadowCreek Spring H.T. (Area V)

March 12-13, 2022

FENCE H.T. (Area III)

April 16-17, 2022

Sporting Days Farm H.T. (Area III)

April 23, 2022

Poplar Place Farm H.T. (Area III)

May 7-8, 2022

Waredaca H.T. (Area II)

May 7-8, 2022

Stable View May H.T. (Area III)

May 14 – 15, 2022

MCTA H.T. at Shawan Downs (Area II)

June 4, 2022

Poplar Place Farm H.T. (Area III)

June 5-6, 2022

Cobblestone Farms H.T. I (Area VIII)

June 11-12, 2022

The Maryland International + H.T. (Area II)

July 8-10, 2022

The Maryland H.T. (Area II)

July 15-17, 2022

Full Moon Farm H.T. (Area II)

July 24, 2022

Cobblestone Farms H.T. II (Area VIII)

August 5-7, 2022

Waredaca H.T. (Area II)

August 19-21, 2022

Stableview Oktoberfest H.T. (Area III)

Sept. 23-25, 2022

Poplar Place Farm H.T. (Area III)

October 15-16, 2022

TRHC Morris the Horse Trials (Area III)

October 22-23, 2022

Waredaca Classic Three-Day & H.T. (Area II)

October 21-23, 2022

Full Moon Farm H.T. (Area II)

October 30, 2022

Need help organizing an IEL team challenge? Please follow this step-by-step guide.

Don’t see an IEL team challenge near you? Please contact your local USEA Horse Trial organizers to express interest and ask if they are willing to host an IEL team challenge at their event.

Make sure to send your team rosters to the USEA Senior Director of Membership Services Jennifer Hardwick at [email protected] by February 15. Please list every member on your IEL team.

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. Click here to learn more about the Interscholastic Eventing League.

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