West Springfield, Massachusetts- The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) received an amazing response from sponsors in support of the 2014 Hunt Seat National Finals. The competition for young equestrians, in grades 6-12, will take place May 16-18 at the Eastern Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The sponsors include:
American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) is the world's largest youth equine association, promoting leadership, competition and non-horse related activities for horse loving youth.
Besco Awards is the exclusive provider of logo apparel for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
Dover Saddlery is the largest supplier of equestrian products in the United States with twenty-one locations in sixteen states across the country. Dover is sponsoring the IEA Upper School Team Championships this year.
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. is the number one custom manufacturer of quality ribbons, rosettes, medals, presentation silver, sashes and buttons in the United States.
NRHA Reiner is the official publication of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and covers all of the activities of all NRHA events from local affiliate events to international competitions. NRHA and NRHA Reiner are also the general publishing sponsors for the IEA's quarterly publication, Take the Reins.
Randolph College, located in Lynchburg, VA is a private coeducational liberal arts college offering the best features of an honors education with a global outlook. Students participating in their riding program receive progressive, individualized instruction as well as the opportunity to compete with the IHSA team.
ReVitaVet is the equine industry's leader for equine preventative maintenance and rehabilitation with infrared therapy.
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) located in Savannah, GA is a student-centered institution Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university, SCAD is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers
Smith Brothers has served the western industry for 33 years providing high quality supplies, tack and apparel to horsemen.
St. Andrews University, located in Laurinburg, NC offers students an array of pre-professional and liberal arts and sciences programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its general education core.
Sweet Briar College located in Sweet Briar, VA offers over forty-four areas of study including Equine Studies.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) develops leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.
Additional sponsors, colleges, and vendors will also be in attendance at the IEA Finals event and spectators are welcome to attend!