For student equestrians in grades 6-12, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) was established in the spring of 2002 and held its first annual national finals event the following year in Willoughby, Ohio. A non-profit organization, the IEA has grown both geometrically and geographically each year. Beginning with just 200 participants, the IEA now has over 13,500 members in 42 states across North America.
2018/2019 Show Dates
February 24th - Regional Finals
March 16-17th - Zone Finals
For more information about the Pegasus IEA Team contact Grace Degelder
The mission of IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools (primarily ages 11 through 19) to equestrian sports.
RHEC is excited to be starting the Pegasus IEA Team! This team is being spearheaded by our Assistant Trainer Grace Degelder. All riding students in grades 6-12 are eligible to compete, regardless of their riding level. The shows offer everything from Walk-Trot classes to Over Fences. To learn more, check out
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to own a horse to compete?
Nope! The team will not take any horses with them to competition. The hosting team provides appropriate horses for the show and then riders draw them at random the morning of the show.
What is the cost to be on the team?
There is a $55 membership fee annually and each show will cost $80. If the show is out of town, there will also be hotel fees. There will be fundraising to try to offset a lot of the cost.
Where are the shows located?
All of the regular season shows are in the DFW area, so no overnight stays will be necessary. Regional Finals will also be in the DFW area. Zone finals are out of town.
Does my child have to ride at RHEC to be on the team?
Your child is required to take a lesson once a week with either Grace or Ellen at RHEC. This ensures that your child is placed in the appropriate divisions and is accustomed their teaching styles.