Adult Rider Program Education

Educational Coupon

Updated July 19th, 2020

Members of the Area VIII Adult Riders Program are allowed one $15 coupon per use per year.

Only USEA approved clinics are eligible for the Adult Rider Coupon, a list of USEA approved clinics can be found at — it is the discretion of the clinic organizer to allow the coupon to be used. Please check with the organizer prior to sending in your entry to see if they will honor the coupon.

If the organizer has any questions please put them in touch with Shannon Risner at The coupon expires December 31.

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Nadeem Noon Educational Scholarship

In memory of Nadeem Noon, the Area VIII Adult Rider Program will award six $250 scholarships to help promote volunteerism in Area VIII. These Scholarships are named in honor of Area VIII’s beloved Nadeem Noon who was inspirational instructor to so many of Area VIII’s adult riders. Nadeem was recipient of the 2014 Cornerstone Instructor’s Award.


  • The applicant must be a current member of both the USEA and the Area VIII Adult Rider Program.
  • The applicant must do a minimum of 10 hours volunteer work directly related to USEA Area VIII. 
  • Volunteer hours can include volunteering during a USEA Area VIII Horse Trial, organizing or volunteering at an Area VIII Adult Rider clinic, hosting an Adult Rider Social or mini educational activity, organizing the Area VIII Silent Auction, or anything for which Area VIII requests volunteers. The hours must be recorded and signed off by the volunteer coordinator, show organizer, or organizer for that activity. Volunteer hours are not transferrable. 

The $250 Scholarships will be awarded by a drawing held at the Area VIII Annual Meeting. The Area VIII Adult Rider Program will reimburse funds used towards education (lessons, clinics, camps) up to $250.00.Recipients are ineligible to receive this scholarship in back to back years.

Please send questions and comments to Shannon Risner, Area VIII Adult Rider Coordinator, at

Applications are due by December 20, 2019.