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Wichita Recruiting For State’s First Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team

Dehlia Burdan, Equestrian Trainer and Board Member of Kansas Hunter Jumper Association has partnered with Aces High Acres in Wichita, Kansas to create the state’s first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team for high school and middle school riders. The mission of the IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports and to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction. There is no need for any rider to own a horse because competition horses are provided at each venue to the contestant.

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Dehlia Burdan, Equestrian Trainer and Board Member of Kansas Hunter Jumper Association has partnered with Aces High Acres in Wichita, Kansas to create the state’s first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team for high school and middle school riders. The mission of the IEA is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports and to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction. There is no need for any rider to own a horse because competition horses are provided at each venue to the contestant. The IEA has over 8,000 members in 32 states across North America.

Currently, the team is recruiting new riders for the upcoming season. The Kansas IEA team practices will be held at Aces High Acres and conducted by Dehlia Burdan. “This is an exciting time for young riders in the Wichita Metro Area, at Aces High we are dedicated to the safety and welfare of all of our riders and horses while teaching young people how to ride as a member of team. states Quinn Warren, owner of Aces High Acres, “Dehlia Burdan brings a level of training expertise to the Hunter/Jumper training arena found nowhere else in this area.” An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Aces High Acres. Please contact Dehlia for additional information.

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Dehlia Burdan was a member of Kansas State Equestrian Team (2001­2005), while riding for KSU she qualified for the IHSA Nationals in 2004 & 2005, Zone and Regional Championships in 2002­2005, NCAA Championships 2002­2005, and was named the English Team Captain in 2005. Dehlia is now an active Board member for the Kansas Hunter Jumper Association and the Kansas Horse Council, as well a member of the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Eventing Association. Dehlia’s main areas of teaching are in Eventing, Dressage, Hunter Over Fences & Equitation Over Fences. She welcomes all levels of riders from beginners to advanced.

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