Clear View Farm IEA & IHSA Wofford Equestrian Team

Interscholastic Equestrian Association:
pic IEA Team ShotThe mission of IEA is to introduce students, ages 11 thru 19, to equestrian sports, develop an understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports thru organized student competitions with an emphasis on learning, sportsmanship and fun. The unique aspect of these competitions both at the local and national level, is that none of the riders will supply their own horses or tack. Instead, the horses, saddle and other tack are all provided to the students at the show. IEA students may have the opportunity to earn scholarships toward their college education. The IEA is an affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, the United States Hunter Jumper Association and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.

The Clear View Farm IEA Team is going into our fourth year. We have approximately 20 members who enjoy great comradery showing, learning and riding together. The team is very competitive and wins often including going to Nationals 2 years in a row.

2017-18 IEA Kick-off Meeting and PicnicSaturday July 8th, 2017 12:00-1:30 at Clear View Farm.  Bring a side to share, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and drinks will be provided. RSVP by June 1st to Emily van de Merwe at vandemerwe.emily@gmail.com or 864-559-2472.

IEA Clinic and Horse Show:   August 10-12th, 2017 for Clinic and Show Date is August 25th, 2017 Clear View Farm’s will be holding its annual IEA clinic week.  The purpose of the clinic is to prepare riders for showing IEA.  Jeanne Smith will be teaching “From the Judge’s Perspective”  giving all participants a critique of their riding.  The week ends in the participant applying everything learned at the Carolina Schooling Show on August 25th.  The cost is $585 and will include all show costs.  Lunch and drinks will be provided at the farm during the clinic days.  Please contact Emily van de Merwe (864) 559-2472 or email at vandemerwe.emily@gmail.com.    

A big congratulations for our 2016-17 IEA Team on a very successful show year!  This past year has been an exciting year, not only did we grow the team but we had several riders individually qualify for Regionals and Zones!  And a Big Congratulations to Kaitlyn Adams for qualifying for Nationals.  

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Wofford College IHSA Program:
Clear View Farm is also the home of Wofford College’s IHSA Equestrian Team. The team size doubled over last year and is improving rapidly. Our team produced the high point rider at the Georgia Southern show this season – a major accomplishment. The team has placed as high as 4th overall, tied with the much larger Clemson University riding teIMG_1147am. Our members ride and take lessons at a minimum of once a week during the school year. We compete in at least five shows per year against teams from the College of Charleston, Furman University, University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern, Clemson University, USC Aiken, Coastal Carolina University, Converse College and Lander University.

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Congratulations to Grace Edwards for qualifying for IHSA Zone Finals!

 

 

 

 

 

Please call 864-616-0033 for boarding and training rates.