Zone 4 had 22 teams and sent 3 to Nationals. The show that year was much smaller than in 2010! 2006 – 2007 National Finals
By 2008 – 2009, Zone 4 had added 4 Western Teams. Mary Beth Cornelius, Zone Chair, helped Zone 4 grow from 34 to 57 teams with 483 members. 2008 - 2009
Membership Grew From 483 to 841 in 2009 and to 1269 in 2010 42 new teams were added in 2009 and 65 in 2010 New teams in Tennessee and Alabama were added Eleven new western teams were added Zone 4 Doubled in 2009 and 2010!
-Created the Best Turned Out Horse Award and the Most Valuable Horse Award -Experimented with lower numbers of rides -More shows with stalls and overnight stabling -Created a Master Horse Description to better understand our horses We focused on our horses
- JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show - -Zone Finals Horsemanship Test Fees Went to justWorld International - -Zone 4 Juniors Assisted Evacuated Horses During the 2009 Flood We Focused on Giving
-Zone 4 Website -Zone 4 Facebook Fan Page -Zone 4 Forums We Improved Communication
-Six Regions and all Western Teams hosted Zone Finals in South Georgia -The entire Zone hosted a National Final horse show -60 New Coaches joined the Zone, receiving guidance and support from our current Trainers We Worked Together
Improve Show Planning Improve Horse Use Build Community Relationships Provide Financial Assistance to Selected Riders Improve Sportsmanship Goals for 2010-2011
-More Efficient Show Calendar -More Co-hosting with New Teams -Better Show Facilities and Use of Judges -Better Planning For Winter Weather -More Support From the Zone for New Teams Improve Show Planning
-Locate horses Better Suited to IEA Showing -Larger facilities for handling large groups of horses -Better system for providing horses; consider different Hoofprint rules for different regions Improve Horse Use
-Improve relationships with local Show Managers and Trainers -Increase support from Schools and Horse Community -Create more interaction with IHSA teams -Offer more educational opportunities for members and community Be Better Neighbors
Train – Provide riding instruction and competition for middle and high school students Educate - Provide education about equestrian related topics Prepare – Provide education about and opportunities for college level riding Support – Provide support through zone wide philanthropic program Overall, Zone 4 IEA Is Here To...
And Accomplishing All That Will Be A Job Well Done!