Welcome to Young Riders!

Young Riders The Young Riders Program is offered through the United States Eventing Association for riders 21 years of age or younger. The program accommodates riders of all levels. Our hope is to generate involvement early on, helping our lower level riders to realize their goals and eventually achieve success at the higher levels through dedication, hard work and discipline.The sport of Eventing includes three major disciplines that a horse and rider must complete. They are dressage, cross-country and show jumping. Eventing is one of the three equestrian sports represented in the Olympics, and men and women compete equally against each other. The Young Riders of today make up the future of this wonderful sport.

2012 Young Rider Program

Young RidersThe Area VII Young Rider Program is pleased to announce for the 2012 Eventing season the return of the Young Rider Team Award Program. Riders will be chosen to be on a team based on competition records from previous events. Teams will be formed at the Beginning Novice, Novice and Training levels and will be awarded prizes at the following events; Northwest Motherís Day Classic, Inavale and the YR Benefit Horse Trials at Lincoln Creek. Prizes will given for the first and second place teams in each division. Area VII YRís not chosen may chose to form a team and challenge the chosen teams for the prizes. Teams at the three events may change as the season progresses. Riders must be signed up to the Area VII YR program by April 1st to be considered for this program.

The Young Rider white tent canopy will act as a central meeting place for participating Young Riders at selected Area VII Horse Trials. YR socials will be held this year at the May Northwest, Aspen, Inavale, Rebecca, the YR Benefit and Caber. Socials will include scavenger hunts, cupcake socials, ice cream and games as well as an opportunity to meet other Young Riders. Join us at 7 pm on Friday night of the events listed above for a chance to make new friends and have a great time!

The Young Rider coach or other area trainers may be available to walk the cross country course at designated events. Please listen at the events for trainers, times and levels to be walked. Please thank the trainers for donating their time!

We are looking forward to an exciting season, with lots of new faces. We hope that the more seasoned Young Riders will offer their expertise and assistance to new members, making everyone feel welcome.

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