Signature Stables attends many horse shows throughout the year. We regularly compete at the Plantation Acres Equestrian Center, Sunshine Meadows, IEA and other schooling shows in and around the state. Occasionally we will attend United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rated shows for advanced students who are interested in furthering their show careers.. Competitions vary in length and ratings. Local horse shows tend to be between one and two days, while four and five day shows are either "A" or "AA" rated horse shows. We encourage riders to participate at the level they feel comfortable and/or prepared for. Signature Stables school horses can easily handle the small divisions at many of the local and schooling horse shows, however once a rider is ready to compete beyond the beginner ring horse ownership/leasing is recommended and often necessary. We are happy to provide services to help riders acquire an appropriate mount that suits the riders ability, goals, and budget. A yearly show schedule will be provided and will outline a list of potential horse shows that we will be attending. In order to travel to a show, we need to have a minimum of three horses planning to attend - this helps share costs between multiple riders and ensure that we have a good support group at each show.
IEA Middle and High School Team
Signature Stables participates in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), a national organization created to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports. Fast Facts
No rider needs to own a horse.
Classes are offered in four ability levels: beginner, novice, intermediate, open. Any combination of ability levels on a team is permissible, but it is advantageous to have at least one rider in every class to be competitive as a team.
Riders in grades 6-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grade 9-12 compete at the High School level.
Points are tracked for individual rider accomplishments AND for overall, team accomplishments. Individuals and teams earn points to qualify for regional, zone and national finals.
Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. New teams are NOT required to host any shows. Second year teams are required to co-host at least one show. Teams in their Third year or additional years must host one show or co-host two shows per year.
The competition season starts September 1st and ends at the National Finals in late spring / early summer.
Students ride horses that are furnished by the host barn and chosen by random draw. The use of personal tack is not allowed and limited schooling is permitted. This equalizes competition variables and tests the horsemanship of the contestants.