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2020 IEA Horse Trials

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: We will be following the requirements and recommendations of the USEF Action Plan for competitions, and we will expect competitors to follow the requirements set for riders by the USEF/USEA. Additional protocols, restrictions and notes will be posted on our website as they become available.

No paper entries. All entries must be submitted through EventEntries or XEntry. Both need to be submitted electronically when entering. Your entry must be complete before arriving at show grounds.

  • August 05, 2020 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    Hey Everyone - I don't know about you but I am getting excited about the horse trials. It has been a whirlwind trying to get things sorted during these crazy times but I think we are ready. This will be the first time IEA has run on this catch-up date and under the Covid-19 restrictions - what was sort of routine is now in the realm of the unpredictable.

    First and foremost, your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. There is a lot of discussion these days of what is the right thing to do, but let's all respect the choices each person makes.

    The Covid guidelines are not something we chose to do, but we are putting them in place so we all can keep Eventing - regardless where in the country we happen to be. Please do your part and abide by the guidelines - even when people aren't looking. Eventers are proud of the support we give to each other and this is a time where we are all called to go the extra distance for the benefit of all.

    Can't wait to see you all - from your intrepid Organizer, Mary

  • June 22, 2020 2:27 PM | Anonymous

    Tomorrow is the day *again*!! Opening day for the rescheduled August 7 - 9 IEA Horse Trial is tomorrow.

    Please take note of the following information:

    *No entry from the May HT will roll over to the August show. You will need to reenter on Xentry or Event Entries
    *We are going to be 100% paperless to limit person to person exposure, so please sign online or email signatures. All signatures MUST be submitted before or on the close date. Do not forget the COVID wavier!
    *We prefer online entries and credit card payments, but if you would like to send a check you may do so
    *No entry will be submitted until full payment is received
    *IP - Training riders, please take note Dressage will be Friday, unless stated otherwise

    We can not wait to see everyone. We are working very hard to make sure the ground is aerated and our XC course is looking great. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. #goeventing #goIEA

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  • June 02, 2020 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Love horses? Love seeing smiling faces? Good news, SIGN UPS ARE OPEN TO VOLUNTEER FOR IEA HT Aug 7-9, 2020! (Actual volunteer positions open Aug 5-9).

    Help us make this event a reality by volunteering a half a day, a day, or two days for the horse trial. We need many, many volunteers to make this event a success and we rely on you! No experience necessary and if you have a specific skill set, we have a spot for you too!

    Simply click on the link below to register with the VIP Eventing Volunteer app and pick your favorite area to help us out for the day. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me (Liz text or call at 317-946-5885) and I am happy to help you find the perfect spot to volunteer.

    If you have plans to compete at the horse trial, we can still find a spot for you. Bringing a groom? They can volunteer too.

    We rely on our volunteers and we greatly appreciate the support of our eventing community to make the only recognized horse trial in Indiana for 2020, a success. We also love to introduce other equestrian discipline riders and fans to eventing.

    So, if you love to see happy riders on pretty horses dance in the sandbox, gallop and jump XC jumps, or keep all the sticks up in stadium, you will like eventing.

    Kick on and sign up now! Your volunteer spot is open and waiting for you! Go IEA! Go Eventing!

  • May 27, 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    We are working diligently to run the Indiana Eventing Association Horse Trial in August, 2020. However, it is with great sadness, and after much deliberation, the IEA board of directors has voted to cancel the three day (Novice three day and Training three day) portion of the event. All other divisions (Starter, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, Preliminary and I/P) will run as planned for the 2020 IEA HT.

    We believe this decision is in the best interest of the horses, competitors, volunteers and officials given the circumstances of this year. We plan to go back to our traditional three day and horse trial format in 2021.

    We appreciate the efforts of our organizer, secretary, course designer, volunteers, officials and everyone else involved in making this year's event a reality. It takes a lot of man hours to put on an event and we rely on our volunteers to help us create the magic that is IEA horse trial.

    Please consider volunteering for the IEA horse trial Aug 7th-9th, and also for IEA Leg Up Schooling Horse trial held July 5th. It takes a village to make these happen and to make them happen safely. We will practice social distancing and follow USEF, state and local government guidelines. Please watch this page for more information about how you can volunteer for IEA Horse Trials and Leg Up.

    This was a very difficult decision, and we apologize to those that were riding towards the aspiring goal of completing the official three day at IEA in 2020. While disappointed, we are looking forward to a safe and successful horse trial in August.

    Please stay safe and kick on... Go IEA! Go Eventing!

    Liz Messaglia
    President, Indiana Eventing Association

  • April 25, 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    To IEA competitors, volunteers and members,

    US Equestrian (USEF) has announced today that they will be extending the suspension of all USEF events through May 31, 2020. The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to follow suit and all USEA recognized events and educational activities are suspended through May 31, 2020.

    We support this decision but are saddened we will not be able to hold our event as planned. We knew that the postponement of our event was a possibility given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical that we work closely with USEF and USEA in order to potentially hold our event later in the year. We will continue to follow the directions of USEF and USEA as well as Federal, State and local guidance. Our top priority remains the healthy and safety of our competitors, volunteers, officials and members.

    We have requested the dates of August 6-9, 2020, for the rescheduling of the 2020 IEA 3Day Event and Horse Trials. These dates have been approved by the USEA Area 8 Council and this request is pending final approval of the USEF. We will update everyone as this process progresses.

    Competitors will receive an e-mail detailing the process for a refund.
    We appreciate the countless hours that our organizer, secretary and volunteers have spent planning the Horse Trials. The optimism of those that entered shows the tremendous support for our event. We share that optimism and hope that we will see you all in early August. Stay tuned!

    Stay safe and remain hopeful,

    Liz Holtz Messaglia
    President, Indiana Eventing Association

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