Apply for the Young Rider Mentorship Program

The USEA Young Rider Mentorship Program affords Young Riders (21 years and younger) the opportunity to learn from experienced equine professionals to gain a better understanding of career paths, skill development, networking and goal setting for his/her future.

  • The YR Mentorship Program operates concurrently at North American Youth Championships. It is not a riding program rather a way for youth to learn about what is involved in a career as a licensed official, competition manager and other horse related occupations.

  • Mentoring is a way for more experienced equine professionals to share their experiences and knowledge with Young Rider "proteges."

  • Young Riders chosen for participation in the Program are partnered with International Officials and others to learn the non-competitive side of the sport.

  • The Program is intended for older, focused Young Riders.

  • The mentoring partnership requires maturity, honesty, openness, commitment and effort. A successful mentoring partnership benefits those involved through increased confidence and a sense of direction.

For more information, or to apply for the program contact your Area Young Rider Program Coordinator.