The Spring Tide Farm IEA team is a high school and middle school competitive riding team. It is for grades 6-12 from beginner to advanced riders. Spring Tide both hosts horse shows and travels to others though out Zone 1. Each rider is allotted 5 horse shows to try to qualify for regional finals. If they make it through regionals, they proceed to Zone finals and then ultimately try to make it to National finals. We are very fortunate to have such a supportive team and parents who very work well together.
The Spring Tide team is coached by Kathryn Borylo and Bethany Jones. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining our team or have questions about it. Below is the IEA information. You may also research the IEA website at www.rideiea.org.
The unique aspect of the competitions, both at the local and national level, is that none of the riders will supply their own horses or tack. Instead, the host team arranges for the horses and equipment. Since the horse is new to the rider, the scores are based upon horsemanship and equitation. All disciplines offer a variety of ability levels from beginner through advanced. The IEA has set guidelines for the placement of new riders entering the IEA to allow for the unique program format of riding an unfamiliar horse. The IEA is an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).