Young Rider Program

What Is Young Riders?

It is a program offered through USEA for riders 21 and under to encourage younger members of all levels to become involved in the sport of Eventing. Through Young Riders, you will have the opportunity to participate in training with Olympic riders, compete as a representative of the Area, and develop life-long friends and commitment to the sport.

When you join the Area III Young Riders program you receive:

  • Opportunity to meet and work with other Young Riders
  • Advantage of training with top riders and coaches
  • Access to a supportive group dedicated to helping you succeed in the sport of Eventing
  • Opportunity to attend Young Rider camp June 19-23, 2017 & Young Rider Clinics
  • $100 discount off Camp fees for being a member
  • Fall Clinic Fee waived to riders who meet $200 fundraising goal
  • Free course walks at selected events with upper level riders
  • Complimentary Young Rider Sticker
  • Chance to represent Area III at the North American Junior Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC) July 19-23, 2017
  • Grooming opportunity at the North American Junior Young Riders Championships July 19-23, 2017
  • Opportunity to represent Area III at select Team Challenge events
  • Low Score Awards at participating events
  • Shadow officials
  • Mentoring Program


The 2017 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships will be held at Rebecca Farm July 19-23, 2017 in Montana.

Our Young Riders are preparing for this year's NAJYRC competition. Area III plans to send a four-member team with two individual riders for each of the Junior 1* Championship and the Young Rider 2** Championship.

Letter of Intents and Fee/Qualification forms are due now.

Below are links to the Letter of Intent and Fee/Qualification information for the 2017 North American Junior/Young Rider Championships.  

Letter of Intent

2017 Fees and Qualifications

NAJYRC Selection Procedures
2017 NAJYRC Area III Selectors and Selection Procedure
Attachment C USEA Area Selectors and Selection Trials
Attachment D USEA Area 3 Selection Procedures

NAJYRC questions can be directed to Catharine Clayton, 706-580-0106,

June 19-23, 2017 Summer Camp at Chattahoochee Hills

Area III Young Rider Summer Camp is just around the corner. We have another great year planned for Camp at Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, GA on June 19-23, 2017.

As in the past years, our campers will ride four full days. In the past riders had a private Dressage lesson on Day One, Group Flat and Show Jumping on Days Two and Three and Group XC lesson on Day Four. We will have fun activities for the times the campers are not on their horses with games and equestrian instruction.

We are excited to announce that our potential 2017 North American Junior and Young Rider Championship team members will be attending camp. June 20-21 will be a mandatory selection trail for these riders hoping to secure a spot to attend NAJYRC in Montana in July.

You will be able to put your great training to a test if you choose to stay for the Chattahoochee Hills Dressage Show June 24-25. Forms will be available online at: All entries and stabling for the dressage show will be handled by Chattahoochee Hills. Please make a note on your entry you are with the Young Riders Camp.

With an increase in numbers and for preplanning purposes please secure your spot this year by completing your registration and sending a $200 deposit by April 1, 2017. Additional $200 deposit will be due May 1st and Final payments are due by June 1, 2017

All the necessary forms below. If you have any questions contact Catharine Clayton, the Camp Coordinator at or 706-580-0106

Camp Info & Registration

Chattahoochee Hills Release

Low Score Awards

Area III Young Riders recognizes the highest placed Young Rider member in each division at select shows throughout the year.  The Low Score winners at these shows receive a gift from a sponsor as a reward for their success.

2016-2017 Low Scores:

Stable View - October 1-2, 2016
Preliminary, JYOP - Carson Richards
Training, JYOT - Carter McInnis
Training, OT - Ivie Cullen-Dean
Novice, NR - Rachel Cosker
Beginner Novice, JYOBN - Amanda Kornacki

Rocking Horse - November 5-6, 2016
Preliminary, PRA - Louisa Flaig
Preliminary, PRB - Briggs Surratt
Preliminary/Training, PT- Kenzie Baker
Training, JTR - Audrey Rosen
Training, STR - Louisa Flaig
Novice, JNR - Rachel Cosker
Novice, ONB - Kenzie Baker
Beginner Novice, BNRB - Cameron Rotunda

Ocala Winter II - Feb 10-12, 2017
Pine Top Spring HT - March 17-19, 2017
Full Gallop Farm April HT - April 1-2, 2017
River Glen Summer HT - Aug 5-6, 2017
Chattahoochee Hills - Oct 28-29, 2017
Rocking Horse Fall HT - Nov 4-5, 2017


Our programs are funded by your membership dues and fund-raising by the members.  We ask that all members become a Young Rider in Good Standing by raising $200 each year to cover the costs of these programs. We are currently working on the items for 2017. Please look for an email with information regarding this fundraiser.

Young Riders Contact

If you have any questions about the Young Riders Program please contact:

Catharine Clayton, Area III Young Rider Coordinator