The MISSION of the 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 (primarily ages 11 through 19). Students have the opportunity to earn scholarships toward their college education through awards in competition and through sportsmanship activities. There is no need for any rider to own a horse because competition horses are provided at each venue to the contestant. In 2011, the IEA established the Benevolent Fund to assist riders and coaches in need through programs such as the IEA Financial Assistance Program and the IEA Coaches Assistant Grant. This is a great outdoor event for the entire family! Admission is free for all spectators, although we do ask that you please leave your pets at home. Concessions are available on grounds.