Area IV Young Riders Midsouth Team 


Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge is a destination event located at the Kentucky Horse Park in late October. It is a unique competition environment that attracts competitors from the Midwest as well as the East Coast.  Riders compete as a team as well as individuals. Each rider from a team is placed in a different division and will ride dressage under a different judge, in a different arena simultaneously with his/her team members. Team members will run cross country and show jump consecutively as well.  Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge encourages stall decorations, matching fun team apparel and generates camaraderie.

Area IV Young Riders will select riders at BN, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels to represent Area IV at the Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge.  Interested riders will be required to submit an application, 1 letter of reference and meet requirements in order to represent Area IV.

Riders who represent Area IV Young Riders at Midsouth will receive Area IV Young Rider apparel and saddle pads. Their entry and stabling for Hagyard Midsouth will be paid by the Area IV Young Rider program.  Riders will be responsible for their travel expenses and any additional stabling. 

Please be aware that Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge traditionally fills on opening date.  We cannot guarantee that the Area IV YR Teams will be accepted, however we will submit all entries together to improve our chances. 


To promote camaraderie among Area IV youth and to give junior/young riders the opportunity to represent Area IV in a team atmosphere. The Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge can be used as a stepping stone for future NAYC competitors, and also as a competitive goal for individuals whose goals do not include competing at the upper levels of the sport.




A selection committee who will choose team members to represent Area IV at each of competition (BN, Novice, Training, Preliminary).  Team members will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

1.      Application submitted by July 1st, 2019

2.      A minimum of 2 competitions within the preceding calendar year.

3.      USEA member.USEA Area IV Young Rider member.  Horse USEA registered

4.     Performance history; Pairs with the most successful and consistent competition results

5.     Recommendation from current instructor, clinician, &/or USEA official.   Minimum 1

6.     Earn a minimum of  $600 in fundraising for the Young Rider Program by August 1st, 2019.

7.     Riders will NOT be named to a team if fundraising requirements have not been met and received in full by August 1st, 2019.

  • July 1st, 2019: Application Deadline

  • August 1st, 2019: Fundraising Deadline

  • August 15th, 2019: Teams Announced

  • August 25th, 2019: Entry Form Deadline: Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge Signed Entry Form & Coggins must be received by USEA Area IV YR Midsouth Teams Coordinator

  • September 3rd, 2019: Opening Date for Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge. All Area IV YR Entries are submitted together by YR Coordinator

  • October 1st, 2019: Closing Date for Hagyard Midsouth

  • October 16th-20th, 2019: Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge


2019 Team

The following Young Riders have been selected to represent Area IV at the 2019 Midsouth Team Challenge in Lexington, Kentucky October 16th-20th.

Beginner Novice
Claire Peters & Lacey Lou Freebush
Sophie Schroeder & Merrylegs
Lily Sutton & Sullivan
Ava Friese & Zepplin
Alternate: Libbey Shellenberger & Chibi

Novice Gold
Maia Ramberg & CMF Cougar Roo
Kaylianna McMorris & Clifton Peekachu
Zoe Schroeder & Piedmont Sundance
Tatum Gray & Reds Loyal Flame

Novice Silver
Michaela Frye & Sugar Sam
Madi Page & Lady Leona
Emily Prettyman & Anywhere But Here
Emma Buckley & Odds On

Becca Roth & Chapter Two
Gabrielle Ortiz & The Chief
Abigail Brawley & Work of Art
Shannon Doan & Hurrikhana

Aidan McCann & Peekaboo Street
Benjamin Noonan & Keep Kitty
Mya Poulos & Guy's Elegant Miss
Alternate: Benjamin Noonan & Bojangles