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The Buffalo Equestrian Center is pleased to have an IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) team. This opportunity is available for riders in grades 6-12 and is a great introduction to the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) which is available at many colleges. The program is run as a team club with the show season starting in October and runs through May.

IEA was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. The mission of IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools (primarily ages 11 through 18) to equestrian sports, to provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian programs, to develop understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports through organized student competitions, and to provide students with organized competitive events and to provide additional equine educational opportunities. Also,through the IEA, students may have the opportunity to earn scholarships towards their college education.

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 USA Equestrian, Inc, IHSA and other interested bodies
  • 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.

The unique aspect of these competitions, both at the local and national level, is that none of the riders will supply their own horses or tack. Instead, the horses, saddle and other tack are all provided to the students at the show. The host team arranges for the horses and equipment. Some of the equipment may be borrowed from various training barns and facilities. Though the rider and horse have a short opportunity at orientation in the over fences classes, essentially, the horses is new to the rider, and the scores are based upon horsemanship, not the horse. The competitions involve six classes jumping over fences no greater than three feet and numerous flat equitation classes. We are very excited about offering this new program. More Information about IEA can be found on their website at www.rideiea.org.

2017-2018 Officers

President- Emma Walters

Vice President- Linnea Garrison

Secretary- Maddie Beecher

Treasurer- Emma Najdzionek

For specific questions regarding the BEC team and membership, please contact us at (716) 877-9295 or becandbtrc@aol.com

 

2018 IEA Horse Show Dates

October 6th and 7th

 

Results from our 2017 IEA Show:

Saturday, Oct 7th:
Emma Walters was 2nd on the flat and 1st over fences
Linnea Garrison was 3rd on the flat and 4th over fences
Maddie Beecher was 2nd on the flat 
Sarah Rodwin was 5th on the flat 5th over fences
Adele Krabak was 4th on the flat and 1st over fences
Cathleen Krabak was 1st on the flat and 2nd over fences
Zoe Schaab was 5th over fences and 2nd on the flat
Isabelle Hillestad was 1st over fences 
Emma Najdzionek was 1st over fences and 1st on the flat. She was the High School High Point Champion of the day!!
Sophia Meyer was 1st over fences and 1st on the flat and was Middle School High Point Champion of the day!!
Reese Weigel was 2nd in both over fences and on the flat classes
Caroline Garcia was 2nd over fences and 1st on the flat
Karen Honan was 4th over fences 
Lynette Burg was 6th on the flat
Alexandra Smith was 5th on the flat
Katie Lamb was 6th on the flat
The BEC High School and Middle School Teams were both high point Champion Teams of the day!!

Sunday, Oct 8th:
Emma Walters was 1st in both her over fences and flat class. She was High School High Point Champion of the day!
Linnea Garrison was 3rd on the flat and 1st over fences.
Sarah Rodwin was 4th over fences
Adele Krabak was 1st in both her over fences and flat classes! She was Reserve Champion High Point for High School!!
Cathleen Krabak was 4th on the flat and 3rd over fences
Zoe Schaab was 1st over fences and 2nd on the flat. She was Middle School High Point Champion for the Day!
Emma Najdzionek was 1st in the over fences and 2nd in her flat class
Isabelle Hillestad was 1st over fences and 2nd on the flat
Karen Honan was 6th over fences and 4th on the flat
Sophia Meyer was 3rd over fences 1st on the flat
Caroline Garcia was 4th over fences and 4th on the flat
Reese Weigel was 3rd over fences and 1st on the flat
Katie Lamb was 2nd on the flat

BEC IEA Team was Champion Middle School team and Reserve Champion High School Team!