Indiana Eventing Association


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  • May 28, 2020 9:31 AM | 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 a 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

  • May 20, 2020 4:45 PM | Anonymous

    Good news! The USEF has approved the dates of August 7-9 for the IEA Horse Trials! Fingers crossed that the horses are fit, the riders are ready, and circumstances allow us to get it done. We can't wait to see you all!

    Liz Holtz Messaglia

    President, Indiana Eventing Association

  • January 22, 2020 7:54 PM | Anonymous
  • October 31, 2019 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Finally a chance to give a huge shout out to the IEA Teams that competed at the Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge. First, a special note of thanks to Liz Messaglia, who organized all the teams and took care of 1000 details. Every show official I talked to made a point of telling me that the IEA teams' entries were complete, thorough, and easy to deal with. Without further ado, cheering on:


    IEA Slow Motion Pillow Fight (this was also the booth's favorite team name!):

    Dan Kreitl (Carmango), Jordan Coy Fellers (Cor Qualitas), Symantha Melemed (CCS Aragorn), and Elliott Timmons (Foothill's Field Marshall)

    The Trash Talking Trio:
    Dan Kreitl (Horales), Amanda Conti (Griegermeister), and Erin Sheets (Wilderness Road)


    IEA Watch Us Whip and Neigh Neigh
    Margaret Kimmel (Garfunkel), Addie Neumeyer (Blaze), Christine Duke (Excel Quality Echo)

    IEA Team S.A.S.S.
    Rachel Skirvin (Brand New Key), Symantha Melemed (CCS Thorin), Anne Varns (Commemorate Bruce), and Scott Owens (Summer Knight)


    IEA In it For the Swag
    Kimberly Neumeyer (Tempranillo),  Grace Lakeman (Delayed Retirement), Eron Owens (Miss America), and Liza Goldner (Noble Jones)

    IEA Sitting on the Back of a Bay
    Lani Zabor (Yes Please),  Sammie Lynne Schwer (Miss Gracie), Sarah Galbreath Zanetis (Twycross Burnt Toast), and Katy Ivester (Blue Willow)

    Beginner Novice:

    IEA Neck Straps Needed
    Rachel Skirvin (Dalahast), Elliott Timmons (Teasure the Moment), Erin Sheets (The Little Monster), and Sydney Bradfield  (Maximus)

    IEA Chicks with Sticks
    Erin Strader (Lonhro Special), Addie Neumeyer (English Sparrow), JayCee Vanesky (Toby), and Symantha (not enough horses to ride) Melemed (Lindegaards Elliot)

    IEA Hodge Podge Hoppers
    Sarah Harris (Fancy Anna), Simone Cardosa (I'd Toast to That!), Rebecca Holly (Rapid Rampage), and Andrea Kalmanek (Flight Risk)

    I'm sure that there were many others who also volunteered, but a special nod to Kathi Knox Hammond, who spent the entire weekend scoring!

    Thanks to you all, for making the Indiana Eventing Association proud!

    - Eric Sampson

  • October 23, 2019 7:01 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Indiana Eventers! As we get ready to close out the eventing season here, I hope you and your horses are doing well.

    It's time to apply for the 2020 IEA Scholarships. The IEA is offering 2 Junior and 2 Senior scholarships, each $500, to further the education of you and your horse. The deadline for application is December 1, 2019, so let's get those essays in! Please read the guidelines and requirements carefully!

    The IEA also offers Charitable Grants to nonprofit organizations whose goals and mission align with the IEA. Please read the guidelines and requirements carefully. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019.

  • October 16, 2019 8:13 AM | Anonymous

    Would you like to advertise your schooling show, mini trial, or clinic on the Indiana Eventing Association's upcoming events calendar? Now you can!

    To submit an event, please fill out the form here and email a copy of your prize list, entry form, or additional information to

    We will do our best to update the website calendar within 1 week of submission. Form submission does not guarantee that your event will be posted.

    Submit an Event

  • May 28, 2019 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Greetings and I hope you're all planning to be at the 2019 IEA Horse Trials and Classic Training and Novice 3-Day Event! Either as a rider, a volunteer, or maybe both.

    Spring 2019 has been, well, challenging for eventers seeking to get out and prepare for the season. And even if your season hasn't gone exactly to plan, we hope you're looking forward to riding at Hoosier Horse Park for the premier event in our state.

    Of course, it is our volunteers who we cannot possibly thank enough. It takes more than a village to make the IEA Horse Trials run, so please do thank the folks who give their time and talent so that we can all compete. If you are one of those people, our warmest thanks!

    The IEA Horse Trials and Classic Training and Novice 3-Day is the Indiana Eventing Association's primary fundraising event of the year, and the IEA has big plans---both short- and long-term---to make improvements to the Horse Park and to the show. In the coming months, please be on the lookout as we lay out those plans and look to raise some additional funds to make the Park even better than it is. Those plans include renovating the stadium warmup, improving the stadium ring, and much more. 

    Unfortunately, the eventing community lost several friends last year, both human and equine. Be on the lookout for several new jumps, commemorating those we lost. Memorial jumps on course (or in the works) will include a jump to honor our friend Mike Winter, the amazing mare MegaTsunami (the Devine Miss Meggie), and Elvis II. Our sincere thanks to all who donated to make these new jumps a reality. To all of our eventing friends who are facing challenges, we are here to help and support each other---this is what makes the eventing community unique and special.

    Once again welcome and expect to have a great time at Hoosier Horse Park!

    -Eric Sampson, President, Indiana Eventing Association 

  • November 12, 2018 10:47 AM | Anonymous
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