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Evermore Farms to host IEA show
With 24 teams competing, show will be largest ever held at facility
IEA Horse pic
Shown at the IEA Zone Finals in Conyers last March, are (from left) riders Lynn Beasley, Lydia Woods, Olivia Rigdon, Taylor Fordham, Lauren Thompson, and Taylor Henderson. This team won the 2008 zone finals and represented the zone at the National Finals in West Springfield, MA last April. Rigdon was named Futures Novice National Champion at that show. - photo by Special
    Evermore Farms in Brooklet will play host to its team’s largest show in history this weekend as they welcome the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). It will be the first home show of 2009 for the Evermore Farms team, with classes scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
    Twenty-four teams will compete at the show making it the largest IEA show ever held at the facility. Show classes begin at 9 a.m. and end at dusk both days. Refreshments will be available, with proceeds benefiting the Evermore team.
    IEA shows test a rider’s skills by providing them with a horse the day of the show through a lottery. Riders ages 12-18 compete based on their individual skill level. The riders are challenged to exhibit the unknown horse and themselves in a skilled manner. The show is open and free to the public.
    The composite Evermore team represents East Georgia and made up of 17 local riders. The team includes students from Southeast Bulloch Middle and High schools, William James Middle, Bulloch Academy, Trinity Christian, Langston Chapel Middle, Emanuel County Institute, Effingham High, and Bryan County Middle.
    Both the middle school  and high school teams at Evermore have qualified for 2009 Zone Finals and team coach Eleanor Ellis is confident this show will qualify many riders on an individual basis.
     “This team has combined fun with a tremendous work ethic and it has paid off early in the season,” she said. “We are excited for the public to see our team compete as we ready ourselves for zone finals.”
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