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Intercollegiate Associations Page
AIEC Association Internationale des Etudiants Cavaliers/International University Equestrian Federation
Federation of International Polo
Chateau de Saint-Firmint
United States of America
Intercollegiate Dressage Association
The Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) is a national organization that is divided into regions for the purpose of intercollegiate dressage competition. At each show, individual and team points are earned and count toward regional standings and qualification for the annual National Finals. Riders compete at Intro., Training Level I and II, Training Level III and IV, and First Level. Collegiate and scholastic rider points are totaled in separate categories, and points earned are awarded to individual riders and teams. The IDA is affiliated with the United States Dressage Federation and adheres closely to the U.S.A. Equestrian, Inc. (formerly the AHSA) dressage rules.
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association was established in 1967 at Fairleigh Dickinson University by Robert Cacchione and John Fritz. The purpose of the IHSA is to promote competition for riders of any skill level regardless of financial status. Students compete individually and as team members at regional and national levels. For all who take part, these IHSA competitions develop sportsmanship, team enthusiasm and horsemanship.
United States Polo Association
771 Corporate Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 219-1000 or (800) 232-USPA Fax: (859) 219-0520.
Interscholastic Equestrian Association
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a national organization dedicated to introducing students in private and public primary and secondary schools to equestrian sports and to developing understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports through organized student competitions and educational opportunities. Membership is available to schools, student riders, coaches and interested parties. The organization sanctions shows at hosting schools that are run very much along the lines of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) with the hosting school providing horses, tack and facilities. Hunt Seat and Western divisions are offered. Finals competitions are held each year to award championships to teams and individuals. IEA adheres closely to the hunter equitation rules established by the IHSA and the USAE (USA Equestrian, Inc.), and to the horsemanship and reining rules of the AQHA.
P.O. Box 354
Willoughby, OH 44096-0354
Phone: (877) RIDE-IEA
National High School Rodeo Association
The National High School Rodeo Association was created to give high school students the opportunity to participate and compete in this unique and challenging sport. Although not recognized by high school athletics, the NHSRA offers a rodeo program that sets high school rodeo apart from other varsity sports: Athletes compete on a scale comparable to collegiate and professional rodeo competitors. The NHSRA is an independent student athletic association -- governing itself without supervision of school administrations or assistance from tax dollars. Members are fully insured, supervised and guided by adult experts. Competitors have the opportunity to acquire scholarships and grants for continuing their educational careers.
National High School Rodeo Association
12001 Tejon Street, Suite 128
Denver, CO 80234
Phone: (303) 452-0820 or (800) 46-NHSRA. Fax: (303) 452-0912
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) is the governing body of U.S. college rodeo. One of the primary goals of the NIRA is to establish and maintain standards for conducting intercollegiate rodeo competition. It seeks to promote intercollegiate rodeo on a national scale by bringing national recognition as an organized and standard collegiate sport and to promote interest, understanding and appreciation and vigilance over western life and culture.
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
2316 Eastgate North, Suite 160
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 529-4402.
National Collegiate Equestrian Association
formerly Varsity Equestrian
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-258-2472. Fax: 859-231-6662
Please note: The NCEA has very strict rules and regulations regarding prospective students. Coaches can only contact a prospective student who is a junior or senior in high school. If the student is not a junior or senior in high school, please contact Marion Maybank at USEF. Contact the individual schools to find out about their programs.
Riders Interscholastic Federation of North America
Phone: (770) 781-3833. Fax: (770) 888-9418.
RIFNA is a national organization that promotes equestrian sports in the middle and high schools. By encouraging local barns and coaches to become part of the RIFNA organization, RIFNA is able to help interested educational institutions to train at a facility that is convenient. RIFNA also works with riders ages 12-18 to establish teams at their schools or barns. RIFNA strives to develop safe and educated riders by offering affordable lessons at RIFNA-member barns with a RIFNA-member coach. Horse ownership is not required; the member barn supplies all of the horse and tack needed to lesson and compete. RIFNA also assists its member barns to set up educational clinics to educate the riders while they earn their educational points. To further develop the rider’s skill, member barns hold RIFNA-sanctioned meets and shows in a college-based format. Riders do not ride their own horses; instead, they “show” on a horse that is drawn for them. Whether it is a head-to-head invitational meet or a multi-discipline tournament, each rider rides the horse from the draw. Check the website for a current list of high schools participating in RIFNA - www.rifna.com/interscholastic.htm.
Algerian Intercollegiate Association
10, Bd Colonel Amirouche
Austrian Intercollegiate Association
Belgian Intercollegiate Association
Caroline Vd Heyden
British Intercollegiate Association
Student Equestrian GBR
Canadian Intercollegiate Association
Since its foundation in 1976, the Canadian Universities Riding Clubs Association (CURCA) has been providing Canada’s college and university students with a unique opportunity to gain international equestrian experience and meet other student riders from around the world, all while attending post-secondary school. Canadian students riders not only represent Canada on the International Student Riding Association (AIEC) circuit but also are diplomats and skilled individuals.
10752 43 Street
Edmonton, AB T6A 1V4 Canada
Estonia Intercollegiate Association
French Intercollegiate Association
25, avenue du Beau Site
92 310 Sèvres
German Intercollegiate Association
Phone: 49-2377-786446 or 49-163-7849898.
Irish Intercollegiate Association
Phone: 353-857252286 or 44-779-2757538
Italian Intercollegiate Association
Via Zara 27
Phone: 39-0432-505760. Cell: 39-349-4585694. Fax: 39-0432-505760.
Japanese Intercollegiate Association
Japan Equestrian Federation
1-2 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku
Phone: 81-3-3291-9971. Fax: 81-3-3291-9974
Luxemberg Intercollegiate Association
29, rue de Bourglinster
Mauritius Intercollegiate Association
Mauritius Equestrian Sports Federation
Netherlands Intercollegiate Association
1018 AM Amsterdam
New Zealand Intercollegiate Association
Phone: 64-44998994 or 64-21619931
Norwegian Intercollegiate Association
N. Aas Gard, Jelöy
Website: and www.hest.no/blogg/?bid=13071
Polish Intercollegiate Association
ul. Sklodowskiej Curie 5/2
Phone: 48-60-2390230. Fax: 48-58-5506670
Russian Intercollegiate Association
Spanish Intercollegiate Association
Mariana Arόstegui Solomka
Castillo de Játiva 21
Villafranca del Castillo
28692 - Madrid
Swedish Intercollegiate Association
Phone: 46-46-335585 or 46-08-6189980
Switzerland Intercollegiate Association
Phone: 41-79-623 27 60