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


2018 Team

The Area IV Young Riders program selected 20 riders to represent Area IV at the 2018 Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge.  The sixteen Young Rider members will be joined by four Adult Rider members to send five complete teams to this event.

 Congratulations to the following horse and rider pairs:

Beginner Novice Central:
Michaela Frye & Sugar Sam
Sophie Schroeder & Merrylegs
Allie Burditt & Windsong
Ceara Mulvey & Forever for Always

Beginner Novice North:
Abby Oldham &Donkey Hodie
Maia Ramberg & CMF Cougar Roo
Tatum Gray & Reds Loyal Flame
Ella Koski & Prosecco

Novice Young Rider:
Winifred Branscum & This Means War
Abigail Brawley & Work of Art
Kaleena Dudek & Zeek
Lily Allen & Cherry on Top

Novice Young Rider/Adult Rider:
Zoe Schroeder & Piedmont Sundance
Paige Borylo & Talisker
Ingvill Ramberg & Padi's Shuttlewood Danny Boy (Adult Rider)
Anne Branscum & My Secretary (Adult Rider)

Training Young Rider/Adult Rider:
Lawson Tunnell & Irish Pub
Lauren Jensen & Pilot's Pearl
Jessica Smith & Mia (Adult Rider Coordinator)
Cynthia Wiseman & Varsity Blues (Young Rider Coordinator/AR member)