Equestrian shows, clinics and education in the Pacific Northwest
Equestrians Institute (EI) is a nonprofit member organization with almost 40 years of managing equestrian events in the Pacific Northwest. EI provides educational and competitive opportunities in the sports of Dressage, Eventing, and Driving. As a volunteer-run organization, EI encourages camaraderie, support, and skill development.
During the calendar year, EI runs 20-25 events. For dressage, EI offers USDF recognized dressage show competitions and educational opportunities like schooling shows and scribing clinics. For eventing, EI runs USEA-sanctioned Horse Trials, Hunter-Pace clinics, and cross-country clinics. For driving, EI holds beginning driving clinics, CDE schooling weekends, TREC events, and Driving Trials.
EI also offers programs of general appeal, including cross-discipline clinics, educational Grants, social events, and fundraisers. Volunteers are honored and celebrated with gifts and prizes, and competition riders vie for trophies, ribbons, and certificates through demonstrated achievement in their sport.
EI is governed by an elected Board of Directors, and work is coordinated across multiple committees. The Dressage, Eventing, and Driving Divisions are independently responsible for deciding and managing activities to promote their respective sports. Core administrative duties of the organization including bookkeeping, membership, insurance, information technology, and grants are managed centrally, overseen by the Board which always includes representation from each Division.
Affiliate Member #200 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Group Member Organization (GMO) #601 United States Dressage Federation (USDF).
Affiliate Member of the United States Eventing Association (USEA).
Affiliate Member of the American Driving Society (ADS).
Equestrians Institute was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the State of Washington in 1974. Donations to EI are tax-deductible.