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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.

2016-2017 Officers 

President- Emma Walters

Vice President- Sarah Rodwin

Secretary- Cathleen Krabec

Treasurer- Adele Krabec

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

 

 

Results from Lehman Farms, March 4-5, 2017:
At the banquet Emma Walters, Linnea Garrison, Adele Krabak, and Karen Honan all finished 1st in their divisions.  Romy Paolini, Emma Najdzionek, Sarah Rodwin, Izzy Hillestad, and Zoe Schaab all finished with various ribbons in the top ten of their classes.  Emma Walters was High Point High School Champion for points overall.  The BEC High School Team was 3rd in the region and the Middle School Team finished 2nd overall.

Saturday was the Individual Competition:
Emma Walters was 5th on the flat and 2nd over fences qualifying over fences for Zones!!
Romy Paolini was 4th on the flat
Emma Najdzionek was 3rd on the flat and 2nd over fences qualifying for Zones in her over fences class!
Adele Krabak was 6th over fences in a big class of 23!!
Maddie Beecher was 6th over fences and 4th on the flat.
Zoe Schaab was 6th on the flat.

Sunday was the Team Competition:
Emma Walters 2nd in both her over fences and flat classes
Linnea Garrison was 3rd on the flat and 2nd over fences
Adele Krabak was 4th over fences and 5th on the flat
Karleigh Zack was 6th on the flat
The High School Team finished in a tie for 3rd place.
Emma Najdzionek was 2nd on the flat and 3rd over fences
Maddie Beecher was 1st over fences and 2nd on the flat
Karen Honan was 5th on the flat
The Middle School Team finished 2nd place over all and is qualified to compete at Zones!!!

Congratulations to team BEC and thank you to Lehman Farms and all the horse providers for coming together to put on a great regionals!!

Results from Lehman Farms, December 11th, 2016:
Both our Middle School and High School Teams were High Point Champion!

Emma Walters was first on the flat and 3rd over fences
Lauren Sordo was 6th on the flat and 2nd over fences
Cathleen Krabak was 6th on the flat and 4th over fences
Romy Paolini was 3rd on the flat and 2nd over fences
Jesselyn Murphy was 2nd on the flat and 1st over fences
Linnea Garrison was 1st on the flat 5th over fences
Emma Najdzionek was 6th over fences and 2nd on the flat
Sarah Rodwin was 4th over fences 3rd on the flat
Adele Krabak was 4th over fences and 1st on the flat
Madeleine Beecher was 1st over fences and on the flat!  She tied for Individual High Point Champion!
Isabelle Hillestad was 3rd over fences
Karleigh Zack was 2nd on the flat in her first horse show with the team and first horse show ever!!
Karen Honan was 2nd on the flat
Caroline Garcia was 2nd on the flat
Reese Weigel was 6th on the flat

Results from Morrisville, October 15 and 16th, 2016:

The BEC IEA Team had a really fun weekend at Morrisville!

High School Team was Champion on Saturday. 
Emma Walters was High School High Point Champion. She was also 2nd in her over fences class and 1st on the flat on Saturday. Sunday she was 4th in both classes.
Linnea Garrison was 3rd over fences and 1st on the flat Saturday. She was also 1st on the flat on Sunday.
Lauren Sordo 5th on the flat Saturday and 4th on the flat Sunday.
Emma Najdzionek was 2nd over fences and 1st on the flat. She was Reserve High Point Champion for Middle School. 
Zoe Schaab was 6th over fences and 4th on the flat Saturday. She was 5th in both her classes on Sunday. 
Sarah Rodwin was 3rd over fences and 3rd on the flat Saturday.
Mackenzie Kelly was 4th in her flat class in her first IEA Show.

Congratulations to our riders and thank you to Smoke Tree Equestrian, Prestige Riding, and Morrisville State College for having us and putting on a great show!!

Results from our home shows, October 15 and 16th, 2016:

We had an awesome weekend at our back to back home shows!

Saturday:

Emma Walters was 2nd on the flat and 1st over fences. She was High Point Reserve Champion!
Cathleen Krabak was 2nd on the flat.
Emma Najdzionek was 3rd over fences and 3rd on the flat
Zoe Schaab was 4th over fences and 6th on the flat.
Sarah Rodwin was 3rd over fences and 4th on the flat
Adele Krabak was 2nd over fences and 1st on the flat.
Isabelle Hillestad was 1st over fences and 1st on the flat. She was Middle School High Point Champion!!
Karen Honan was 1st on the flat
Reese Weigel was 6th on the flat.
Emma Walters was chosen for the Sportsmanship award of the show. 
The Middle School Team was High Point Champion!

Sunday:

Emma Walters was 2nd on the flat and 1st over fences. She was again High Point Reserve Champion!
Linnea Garrison took home the blue ribbon over fences and on the flat and was High Point Champion for high School.
Emma Najdzionek was 1st over fences and 5th on the flat.
Zoe Schaab was 2nd over fences and first on the flat. She was Middle School Reserve Champion. 
Sarah Rodwin was 1st over fences and 2nd on the flat.
Adele Krabak was 1st over fences and 2nd on the flat.
Isabelle Hillestad was 2nd over fences 
Sophia Meyer was 4th over fences and 3rd on the flat.
Reese Weigel was 3rd on the flat
Karen Honan was 1st on the flat.
The Middle School and High School Teams were both High Point Champions!

Results from Zones, April 2nd 2016:
Our Middle School Team made it to Zones and all our girls rode great.  Amanda Schurr,  Linnea Garrison,  Adele Krabak, and Emma Najdzionek were chosen this year to represent team BEC.   High School Team Captain Emma Walters came along to help out as well.  On top of riding for the team all the girls also pitched in with horse handling, tacking, and barn chores through out the weekend.  BEC couldn't be more proud of the riders and horsemen you all represented yourselves as and we can't wait for next year to do it all again!! 

Jesselyn Murphy was 2nd over fences, 3rd on the flat, and was Middle School High Point Champion of Zones this year and will be headed to ride in the Nationals show in just a few weeks.  Congratulations Jess!!! 

Results from Regionals at Alfred, March 12th and 13th, 2016:
Day 1 - Individual Competition Day
Jesselyn Murphy was 2nd over fences and 1st on the flat and has qualified to go on to Zones in both.
Amanda Schurr was 3rd over fences and 2nd on the flat and is qualified for zones on the flat.
Adele Krabak was 6th over fences and 8th on the flat.
Ashley Kicak came in 6th on the flat.
Emma Walters, Cathleen Krabak, Emma Najdzionek, Linnea Garrison, and Romy Paolini all rode great in some very tough competition!
Day 2 - Team Competition Day
Amanda Schurr was 3rd over fences
Linnea Garrison was 4th on the flat
Adele Krabak was 2nd over fences and 5th on the flat Emma Najdzionek was 1st on the flat The girls came through with enough points to be reserve champion at the show and are moving on to Zones!
We are so proud of our team and are looking forward to the next step!  Thank you to Alfred University who hosted regionals this year and congratulations to the other teams who made it to the next round as well!!

Results from Alfred, February 6 and 7th, 2016:
Clio Jabine was 4th in her over fences class
Amanda Schurr rode both days.  She won a 1st and 2nd over fences and was 1st and 6th on the flat.  Amanda was also the Middle School Team Champion the first day!
Jesselyn Murphy also rode both days.  She was 2nd and 1st over fences.  On the flat she was 2nd and 1st.  Day 1 she Middle School Reserve Champion rider and Day 2 she was Middle School Champion rider! 
Ashley Kicak took home the blue ribbon in her flat class on Day 1 and was 4th in her class Day 2.
Stephanie Kloda also rode both days and she was 2nd and 5th. 

On the first day our Middle School team was Champion!

Congratulations girls and thank you again to Alfred University for a great show!

Results from Alfred, January 16 and 17th, 2016:
Team BEC had a great weekend at Alfred! 

Saturday:
The Middle School Team was High Point Champion
Amanda Schurr was Middle School High Point Champion Rider
Linnea Garrison was Middle School High Point Reserve Champion Rider
Delaney Dorrion-Heine came in 4th over fences and 1st place on the flat!
Naomi Frisch was 6th over fences and on the flat.
Clio Jabine was 6th on the flat.
Linnea Garrison was 3rd over fences and 2nd on the flat
Romy Paolini was 5th over fences and 1st on the flat!
Amanda Schurr took home a blue ribbon over fences and was 3rd on the flat.
Cathleen Krabak was 6th over fences and 1st on the flat!
Maddie Beecher was 1st on the flat.
Adele Krabak was 3rd over fences and 4th on the flat
Ariel Urczyk came in 3rd on the flat
Ashley Kicak was 3rd in her flat class

Sunday:
The Middle School Team was High Point Champion
Amanda Schurr was Middle School High Point Champion Rider
Delaney Dorrion-Heine was 4th over fences and 1st on the flat
Emma Walters was 4th over fences and 2nd on the flat
Romy Paolini was 4th over fences
Amanda Schurr was 1st in her over fences and flat class!
Isabelle Hillestad was 5th over fences
Adele Krabak was 4th over fences and 3rd on the flat
Ashley Kicak was 4th in her flat class
Maddie Beecher was 3rd on the flat. 
Emma Najdzionek was 3rd in ther flat class

Congratulations to all our riders!