AREA VII YOUNG RIDERS
The Young Rider program is offered through the USEA for riders twenty-one years of age and younger in all levels of riding. The purpose of the program is to encourage our younger members to become involved in the sport of Eventing and continue this involvement into their adult lives.
The Young Rider program is divided into two parts:
Each functions in cooperation with the other and operate under the facilitation of the Area Young Rider Coordinator.
What is the purpose of the Young Rider Program?
To encourage and support the sport of eventing in competitors twenty-one years of age and younger.
To make young riders aware of educational opportunities - coaching, course walks, clinics, camps, etc.
To promote good sportsmanship and the facilitation of working as a team member.
To develop respect for the horse, without whom none of this is possible.
To develop camaraderie among young riders, thus, hopefully, developing lifelong friendships and a commitment to the sport, which will be carried on as members of the USEA, volunteers at local events, coaches, trainers, competitors, and consumers of equine products.
To field a team of intermediate level young riders to represent each area at the two-star level at the North American Young Riders Championship.
To field a team of preliminary level young riders to represent each area at the one-star level at the North American Young Riders Championship.
2019 Young Rider Low Score Winners
Preliminary: Juliana Yenne
Training: Audrey Sanborn
Novice: Lauren Jester
Beginner Novice: Madelyn Floyd
Intermediate: Brennan Kappes
Preliminary: Alina Patterson
Training: Lexie Larson
Novice: Dane Padget
Beginner Novice: Annabelle Swain