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

NAJYRC 2018 Letter of Intent

Due November 6, 2017

Qualifications and Fees

Letter of Intent - Word Document

Letter of Intent - PDF

Area III Young Rider Clinic with Jon Holling

November 11, 2017 at the Florida Horse Park

Registration Form

Congratulations 2017 Low Score Award Winners

Area III Young Riders recognizes the highest placed Young Rider Member in each division at select shows throughout the year. The Low Score Winners will receive an Area III Young Rider Gift Certificate for $25. This gift can be used at any 2018 Area III Young Rider Event.

Ocala Winter II - Feb 10-12, 2017
Intermediate Rider- Will Zuschlag
Preliminary Rider -Maddie McElduff
Training Rider -A -Savannah Blackstock
Training Rider -B -Audrey Rosen
Novice Rider -A -Samantha Wiedrick
Beginner Novice Rider -A -Drew Cheek

Pine Top Spring HT - March 17-19, 2017
Jr. Young Riders Open Preliminary -Lelia Saxe
Jr. Training Rider -Sami Crandell
Jr Novice Rider -Kaitlyn Brittendall
Jr. Beginner Novice -Maggie Curran

Full Gallop Farm April HT - April 1-2, 2017
Preliminary/Training- Rylee Gailey

River Glen Summer HT - Aug 5-6, 2017
Training Rider -Sec B -Ashley Manning
Novice Horse- Kiri Freeman
Novice Rider Junior -Sydney Brooks
Open Novice- Catherine Shu
Beginner Novice Rider JR -William Kidwell

Chattahoochee Hills - Oct 28-29, 2017
Open Intermediate- Mikensey Johansen
Preliminary Rider -Aubrey Wagner
Jr Training Rider- Gavin Brown
Open Training- Rachel Sledzik
Jr Novice Rider -Sami Crandell
Open Novice A -Kaitlyn Sullivan
Open Novice B -Hannah Ledford
Open Beginner Novice -Sami Crandell

Rocking Horse Fall HT - Nov 4-5, 2017
Open Intermediate-A -Aki Joy Maruyama
Open Preliminary-B -Kanyon Walker
Preliminary Rider -Savannah Blackstock
Open Training -A -Gigi Hogan
Training Rider -Lelia Saxe
Jr Novice Rider- Savannah Blackstock
Open Novice- Aki Joy Maruyama
Sr. Novice Rider -Mikayla Kearney
Beginner Novice Rider -Lilah Frank


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