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IEA Launches Founders Day GIVE Campaign

The IEA Western National Finals. The IEA is announcing the launch of the 2024 IEA Founders Day GIVE.
The IEA Western National Finals. Photo by Mary Cage

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is excited to announce the launch of the 2024 IEA Founders Day GIVE, a one-day online giving campaign dedicated to supporting the IEA National Scholarship Fund. This special event will take place on Monday, July 29, 2024, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM EST.

IEA Founders Day GIVE aims to inspire every member of the IEA community to participate in empowering talented young equestrian athletes. Through generous donations, these young riders can access specialized horse training programs and pursue degrees related to their equestrian passions. Every contribution made during this 24-hour campaign will have double the impact, thanks to a matching grant from The Muzzy Family/MZ Farms.

“We are thrilled to launch IEA Founders Day GIVE and bring our community together to support the next generation of equestrian athletes,” said Roxane Durant, IEA Co-Founder and Executive Director. “This campaign is a wonderful opportunity for everyone who loves equestrian sports to make a significant difference in the lives of our young riders.”

How to Get Involved:

◆ Make a Gift: Save the date and visit on July 29th to make your donation. Your gift will be matched by The Muzzy Family/MZ Farms, doubling the impact of your contribution.

◆ Spread the Word: Share the news on social media using the hashtag #IEAFoundersDayGIVE. Download and share our logos, images, and sample posts from the IEA Founders Day GIVE Toolkit.

◆ Inspire Others: Encourage your IEA friends, family, and alumni to join the campaign. Personal outreach can significantly amplify our collective effort.

“IEA Founders Day GIVE is more than just a fundraising event,”, said Kathryn Dando, IEA Resource Development Director. “It’s a celebration of the IEA community’s commitment to fostering the growth and development of young equestrians. By supporting this campaign, donors are investing in the future of equestrian sports and helping to cultivate knowledgeable and skilled riders who embody the values of responsibility, empathy, and compassion.”

For more information about IEA Founders Day GIVE and to learn how you can make a difference, please visit here.

About the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA)

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting lifelong involvement in equestrian athletics by offering a unique draw-based competition format for young riders in grades 4-12, allowing them to compete without owning a horse or riding equipment, providing greater affordability and access to the sport. IEA has nearly 15,000 members across the United States participating in Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage disciplines. For more information, visit

— Edited Press Release

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