October 2016 - Collegiate Connection

High school and college riding associations partner in informational webinars and “Twitter Takeovers.”

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association has partnered with the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and the American National Riding Commission to bring more knowledge to IEA members on how to prepare for college riding through the “Collegiate Connection” education series.

October 2016 - New USHJA President

Mary Babick elected first new president: takes reins at December Annual Meeting in Palm Springs.

The United States Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected Mary Babick as the next president of the organization, during the Sept. 12 Board of Directors meeting held in Dallas, TX. Babick will take office on Dec. 15, following the final Board of Directors meeting of the USHJA Annual Meeting, which will be held in Palm Springs.

October 2016 - Winter Is Coming

West Palms Events adds four new shows, in Santa Barbara & Paso Robles.

Inspired to put on a winter circuit for the West Coast, West Palms Events has created a four-week winter circuit beginning in 2017. Part 1 is the Santa Barbara Surfside and Sunshine Classic, Feb.-Mar. 5, 2017 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. That’s followed by the Central California Welcome and Spring Classic, Mar. 8-19, 2017 at the Paso Robles Horse Park.

October 2016 - OC Vaulting Wins Big

Young vaulting club brings home national titles.

by Gibran Stout

Equestrian vaulting club, OC Vaulting, brought home several national titles at the 2016 USEF Vaulting Championships, in Murfreesboro, TN, Aug. 4-7.  While the team practices on several horses, they hauled their team horse, Gigi, (a “PMU” draft cross “baby”) to Tennessee and back to capture these titles.  They swept their division and brought home the Championship titles for Team, Pas de Deux and Individual, all in the trot division.

October 2016 - IEA Zone 10 Report

High school league enables riders to bond over hits and misses.

by Corie Astroth

Interscholastic Equestrian Association competition gives riders the opportunity to participate in horse shows at a discounted rate compared to rated shows, and because of this, some riders every year experience their first horse show through IEA. During my first season of IEA, in my last year of middle school, I was one of those riders.

September 2016 - The Gallop: Stepping Up

Valley Center family takes in a neglected mare and winds up helping much more than the horse.

Unlike Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind, Rhiannon Huppert did give a damn about Scarlett. That’s the Paint mare she saw appear last December in a pasture near her home in an unincorporated part of San Diego County’s Valley Center.

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