2016 Schooling Shows
May 1 - Spring Valley Park in Glen Rock, PA
May 29 - Diamond 7 Ranch in Dillsburg, PA
June 19 - Harmony Hill Farm in York Springs, PA
July 17 - Harmony Hill Farm in York Springs, PA
August 21- Commonwealth Dressage at the Harrisburg Farm Show Arena (rated show, IEO to assist)
Sept 18 - Harmony Hill Farm in York Springs, PA
Oct 23 - Twin Brooks Horse Show in Linglestown, PA
Members save on entry fees and are eligible for year-end awards, plus much more!
Activities Coming Up
New Team Competition Format
For 2016, the IEO is introducing a brand new Team competition program. The Team competition format is changing. It’s open to all IEO show participants (youth, adult amateurs and professionals), members or non-members, and all breeds of horses who are interested in competing as a team. Each team (two to four riders) compete in their choice of IEO shows and classes. Truly, this is an experience for all to come together and work on bettering their horsemanship and horses while having fun.
Who can be on a team? IEO team competition is ideal for anyone interested in team camaraderie, including …. * * pro/open riders
* Youth and Amateur riders
* Pony riders
* Pony Clubbers
* Members or non-members
* Event riders, traditional dressage riders, or western dressage riders
Competition runs from May through September for the current year. Teams may be comprised of 2 – 4 riders, and may be a mix of youth, adult amateurs and professionals. Limit of one professional member per team. Youth and adults will compete together on teams (no separate divisions). If there are two or more all youth teams, we will separate those out for separate Youth team only awards. Riders may compete at any level any class, not to include suitability. Team members must maintain the same horse/rider combination for the year.
Team declarations must be submitted before scores are eligible. Scores cannot be retroactive. Any scores earned before declaration do not count. Team members must submit at least 4 scores earned at the IEO shows for the current year. Team members do not have to compete at the same shows together. The highest 4 scores for each member are used, scores must be from a minimum of two different judges, no more than two tests per judge.
Team declaration fee is $10.00 per horse/rider combination. You may be on multiple teams. Maximum of two riders sharing the same horse on any team. Use the new Team Entry Form to declare your team.
USDF Region 1 Championships
The 2016 USDF Region 1 Finals will be held September 15-18, 2016 in Williamston, NC. Entries close August 22nd. The BLM Championships will be held October 13-16 2016 in Lexington, VA. Entries close September 22nd.
Next year, the 2017 Region 1 Finals will again be held in Williamston, NC from October 5-8.
The IEO Online Mall is Open for Business
The IEO Mall is open! We have partnered with Elizabethtown Sports to provide our membership with IEO spirit wear and accessories. The mall is waiting to take your orders. There are T-shirts, polo shirts, sweats, jackets, mug, hats and more. all with the nifty IEO logo. We hope to have included lots of items that you will enjoy! Check it out here.
NUTRENA FEED LABEL REDEMPTION PROGRAM
The IEO has just registered with Nutrena to participate in their Club Support Program. Through this new program, we will be able to receive cash for all the Nutrena feed labels and proofs of purchase that we collect. The money generated by this program will be earmarked for the IEO Young Riders program, helping our younger members raise funds for clinics and activities. The program is as simple as cutting and collecting the proofs of purchase and feed tags from the Nutrena feed products listed below and the list includes dairy and pet foods as well as horse feeds. Please take a minute to check this list of Nutrena products and then save your proofs of purchase. And ask your friends to save their feed labels as well!
Proofs for the following feeds can be mailed to IEO Young Rider, Samantha Bray, at 160 Pine Woods Rd., Wellsville, PA 17365:
Life Design®, Vitality®, Legacy™, SafeChoice®, LiteBalance™, XTN®, High Fat Performance Pellet (0.35/ proof of purchase)
Empower™ Supplements (0.50/ proof of purchase)
Triumph®, Stock and Stable Feeds, NW Stretch Hay Extender, Hay Extender Big Bites (0.10/ proof of purchase)
Showmaster Show Feeds (0.35/ proof of purchase)
Naturewise Farmstore Feeds (0.20/ proof of purchase)
Cargill Milk Plus, Dairyway, Dairy Focus Feeds (0.20/ proof of purchase)
All Other Nutrena Grain Products (0.10/ proof of purchase)
Loyall Pet Food #20, #40, #50 (0.40/ proof of purchase)
River Run Dog Food (0.40/ proof of purchase)