IEA Equestrian Team

Hey Riders, can you walk and trot in control in a group? How about walk/trot/canter? Jumping? Dressage?
Do you want to show but don’t have a horse, or perhaps a stable to do so with?
Do you like the idea of riding as a team?


What is IEA? IEA stands for “Interscholastic Equestrian Association” You can check it out here: Basically, stables form teams and join IEA to compete against other stable teams under an IEA format in Hunt Seat, Dressage and/or Western riding. Riders no not have to have a horse! Cedar Lodge competes in Hunt Seat and Dressage. All riders blind draw a horse to compete from the host team’s barn.


Just the facts:

  • Open to riders in grades 4-8 (middle school team) and riders in grades 9-12 (high school team).
  • Classes are offered for riders from Walk/Trot to 2’6″ jumping in Hunt Seat and Walk/Trot to 1st Level test for Dressage.
  • Riders in flat riding only divisions ride in one class per show, Riders that are in jump or dressage test divisions ride in two classes per show.
  • Riders collect points as an individual in their class for the season, and the team collects points as a team.
  • To qualify for points, riders must attend a minimum of 2 shows and can show in no more then 5.
  • Full show attire required.  Cedar Lodge has a selection of coats, shirts, riding pants and boots of various sizes in stock that riders can borrow.
  • Cedar Lodge coaches decide class(s) for each rider to participate in for season.
  • Team Members can opt to  join either Hunt Seat Team, Dressage Team or both!

Cedar Lodge riding lesson requirements:

  • Riders that have attended camp in the previous summer or are taking regular lessons at Cedar Lodge: No evaluation ride.
  • Team Riders from other barns: Evaluation ride before their first show at a cost of $50.00.
  • All riders that are in a regular lesson program at Cedar Lodge: No change in your regular lesson schedule.
  • Riders riding regularly at another barn: Minimum of three lessons at Cedar Lodge during the show season, either by weekly/monthly lessons by appointment OR Schedule a riding intense weekend: Guest House available for rental:  Lessons-45/lesson (riders can sign up for as many as 3-4 lessons in a weekend, morning and afternoon, two a day) Local riders can drive in for same and defray housing costs.
  • For riders not in a regular riding lesson program: Two riding lesson each month at Cedar Lodge during show season Sept-Jan. Other riding times (Summer Camp, Riding intense weekend etc.) can count towards IEA rides.

Note: If riders or the team qualifies for regional, zone or national championship (occurs in Feb/April) continuing lessons will be required. However, the option to move forward to after show season shows will be an option, not a requirement.

Other Show Information: Competitions will be listed on Cedar Lodge Show Calendar page. Cedar Lodge tries to attend 8-10 shows for Hunt Seat and 5-7 shows for Dressage on their competition calendar of which each rider can opt for 5. 4 of those shows for Hunt Seat and 2-3 of those shows for Dressage will be held at Cedar Lodge. Home shows are slightly cheaper (no coach fees for transportation) and are highly recommended for those in the first year on the team. Cedar Lodge will travel to as many shows as needed to make sure all team members have the chance to full fill their 5 shows for the season. Shows are usually with in 2 hours of camp and sometimes require an overnight stay. All attempts will be made to make this experience as cost effective as possible, including providing transportation to shows and sharing accommodations.


  • Start up cost: 105.00=Annual Fee of $60.00 membership paid to IEA per team you join for 4-12 grade and Cedar Lodge Annual team fee of $45.00.
  • Per Show Cost (Can only attend 5)= Home Show: 90-135.00 (depending on one or two classes)=Individual class cost of $45 per class. Each rider will show in one or two classes (dependent on rider level at beginning show season).  Coaching fee $45.00/rider/show
  • Away Shows Add: Housing Motel, Food, Expenses at some shows and Coaching travel expenses to be determine by distance and number of riders.
  • Team apparel is not a requirement of the team, but can be purchased HERE


Join our Cedar Lodge Equestrian page on Facebook.

Contact Amy Edwards at: [email protected] for more information or to see if you qualify.

For Further Information on Interscholastic Equestrian Association
877-RIDE-IEA or [email protected]
We are in Region 8 – Zone 5  for Hunt Seat, Region 4 for Dressage