Young Rider Program

The Young Rider program is about a lot more than competing. Participants experience and learn friendship, camaraderie, good sportsmanship, group fundraising, commitment, teamwork, and excellent horsemanship.

Young Riders provides educational opportunities that teach young eventers the skills they need to compete safely and effectively, as well as the techniques they must have to meet the challenges of moving to the upper levels of competition.

As a Young Rider, competition begins at Area VIII events and can lead to selection as an Area VIII team member to represent Area VIII at the 2- and 3-star North American Young Riders Championships (NAYC) held each summer.  Click the NAYC tab for an overview of the Qualifying Requirements and the Selection Procedures.

The Young Rider Program will also select riders to field the Area VIII Young Rider Select Teams for the Hagyard Mid-South Team Challenge competition.

​All Area VIII YR members will receive discounts for all YR Camps, Clinics and functions.  Members will also receive some sort of YR swag during the year and will be eligible to purchase other Area 8 Young Rider Logo Wear. 

​Check Your Status

Click here to view the Area VIII Young Riders Program membership roster.
Last updated: 7/1/2020

Save the DatesForms & DocS

May 16 – 17, 2020:
Daniel Stewart Clinic
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*
We will try to reschedule later in the year.
 
June 16 – 18, 2020:
Young Rider Training Session
Kentucky Horse Park
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*
Click here for more information.
 
June 19 – 21, 2020:
Midsouth Region Pony Club Horse Trials
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*
 
June 30 – July 1, 2020:
Training Session North
Cobblestone Farm, Dexter, MI
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*
 
Sept. 25 – 27, 2020:
Area VIII Championships
Jump Start Horse Trials,
Kentucky Horse Park
Click here for more information
 
October 14 – 18, 2020:
Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge 
Kentucky Horse Park

Volunteer Hours Form
 
NAYC Handbook for Riders & Parents
 
2020 Young Riders Groom
Letter of Intent & Code of Conduct

 
2020 Young Riders
Letter of Intent & Code of Conduct


2020 Young Riders
Select Teams Letter of Intent


















Click Here To Join USEA

Click here to read more about Young Riders on the USEA Official site.