Young Rider Training Sessions

Young Rider Training Sessions & NAYC Candidate Training Session

Once again Area VIII is offering two camps for 2020. Both camps will include instruction in all competition phases, as well as informational sessions on a variety of topics. Riders will be grouped by ability and instruction will cover Starter/Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels.

These are day camps and riders are expected to participate in all group instructional meetings and riding sessions, as well as auditing training sessions for other riders (or setting jumps, etc.). Snacks, lunch, and water will be provided.

Priority will be given to applicants who are registered Young Rider members but our training sessions are open to ALL riders, adults and non-YR-members.

NAYC Candidates:

Please note, Camp South is also a Mandatory Training Session for all those hoping to compete at 2020 Young Rider Championships. Midsouth Pony Club Horse Trial is a mandatory outing for NAYC Candidates and is a separate entry.  Please request Young Rider Stabling to keep your stalls for the duration of the weekend.

2020 Training Session Dates

Young Rider Camp SouthYoung Rider Camp North

We will try to reschedule later in the year.

Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Instructors: Emily Beshear, Karen Winn, Reese Koffler Stanfield, Ashley Kehoe, others TBD

Contact: Shelley Ryan  (859) 224-3411
Emily Watson  (502) 802-3277


Cobblestone Farm
Dexter, MI

Instructors: Emily Beshear, Wayne Quarles

Contact: Shelley Ryan  (859) 224-3411
Darlyn Daratony (734) 476-6972

Download Registration Form

Download Registration Form


To register, fill out the registration form and return to the organizer listed. Include the following completed USEA forms with your registration form.

Priority will be given to applicants who are registered Young Rider members. If there are still openings in the camp, nonmember young riders and adult riders may fill empty spots.​

Although priority will be given to our Young Rider members, our camps are open to ALL riders as space allows.