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