Noble Jumpers Interscholastic Equestrian team is in it’s second year with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. No rider needs to own their own horse and membership is open to all student riders in Grades 4-12. We are in Zone 9 Region 1 and compete locally in Washington State. Our founder and coach is Noelle Chandler, a Hunter/Jumper trainer in Seattle, WA. We welcome students from any hunt seat programs in the area. Please contact Coach Noelle via email if you are interested in joining.
About IEA: IEA promotes the equestrian as an athlete and the sportsmanship that comes with, provides students with organized competitive opportunities and further education on equine sports and other equine-related matters, and encourages liaison with other equestrian groups. The goals of IEA are to set standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian sport at the middle and secondary school levels (primarily ages 11 through 19). Through the IEA, students have the opportunity to earn scholarships towards their college education through awards in competition and through sportsmanship activities.
Membership Requirements: IEA requires all participants to be members of their organization. Riders must be enrolled in a consistent hunter/jumper lesson program. Fees and Expenses Associated With IEA: Yearly Association membership: $60 Registration fee- $45 (Covers team administration fee) Show fees Class fees (These are directly paid to horse show management hosting the event): $40 per class, two classes per show day Minimum of 2, maximum of 5 shows per year Show coaching: $40 per day Trainer's travel expenses split between all team members at a show. Travel expenses such as hotels and flights shared between participants, approx $60 - $80 per day 2020-2021 IEA Show Calendar: IEA Zone 9, Region 1, POD A: Aug 29- Burkwood Farm, Blaine WA Oct 17-18- Burkwood Farm, Blaine WA Dec 19-20- Creidmount, Bellingham WA Region 1 Regionals – February 20-21 – Tacoma, Wa Zone Finals – March 6-7 - Oregon
Team Hosting Requirements: Our team is required to co-host two shows per day. These shows will be located in Blaine, WA and all team members are expected to attend and contribute to duties (horse holding, horse care, barn management, etc.)
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