Indiana Eventing Association

Novice Three Day and Training Three Day Canceled for 2020 IEA Horse Trials

May 27, 2020 2:30 PM | Chelsea Smith (Administrator)

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

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