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