IEA/Shows

Rivendell Farm is excited to welcome our second year of our IEA Team

Head Coach: Jenn Thompson

In 2013 Jenn Thompson started an IEA team at Rivendell Farm to provide an opportunity for all kids to enjoy the sport of riding and showing without a large financial commitment. You do not need to own your own horse. IEA members' will be able to travel to other facilities and ride other horses at a reduced fee. IEA provides an opportunity to be part of an equestrian team; "Team Rivendell" riding will be both an individual effort/sport and a team sport/effort, as points are awarded to both.

The Rules:
  • IEA team members at Rivendell Farm must keep up their individual lessons and attend at least one group lesson a week (during show season).
  • IEA team members must attend the shows; the success of our team is counting on you!
  • IEA members should encourage other riders to join our team (if this is something you like and see value, share the good news)!
  • Be positive, everyone starts somewhere, we are only asking for your very best and for you to enjoy the experience.

Fees/Financial Commitment
  • One hour group lesson (1 per week required) $45
  • Yearly membership fee to IEA $55 ($45 if you join by August 30th)
  • Coaching Fee at Shows $75
  • Class Fee's (usually two per show) $40 per class
  • All participants will be required to buy & wear Team Logo clothing (if a new member) $125-$150

Your total cost for the shows would be $115 if you ride in one class/including trainers' fees, and $155 for two classes/including trainers' fees. There is no horse fee and no trailering fee, as you will be riding horses at the host farm.

The host farms require a barn check in advance of the show. So please make your checks out to Rivendell Farm and we will pay the host facility. The MISSION of IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports and to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction. The IEA PURPOSE is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian sport at the middle and secondary school levels (primarily ages 11 through 19).

Through the IEA, students have the opportunity to earn scholarships towards their college education through awards in competition and through sportsmanship activities.

The objectives of IEA are:
  • To promote the equestrian as an athlete
  • To provide students with organized competitive opportunities
  • To introduce new riders to equine sports
  • To promote the IEA among middle and secondary schools
  • To provide students with opportunities for further education equine sports and other equine-related matters
  • To encourage liaison with other equestrian groups
  • To provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated mounted and non-mounted equestrian programs
  • To establish and enforce IEA rules, standards and policies
  • To evolve with the continuing progress of equestrian sports
  • To generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to the horse industry and all segments thereof.