Young Rider Program

What is the USEA Young Riders Program?


The Young Rider program is offered through the USEA for riders twenty-one years of age and younger at all levels of riding. The purpose of the program is to encourage our younger members to become involved in the sport of Eventing and continue this involvement into their adult lives. Our organization seeks to promote a love of the sport, as well as an appreciation and understanding of the horse while fostering the wonderful relationship that can develop between horse and rider. Further, involvement in this program helps to instill important moral values, such as responsibility and work ethic, as young riders grow into mature adults.




How to Join

  • Join USEA at
  • Log into the USEA Online Services.
  • Choose Young Rider membership from the USEA Online Services
  • Young Rider members are required to earn 10 volunteer hours per year at approved Young Rider activities to be eligible for Year End awards, Virtual Team awards, or to be eligible for consideration to represent Area IV at NAJYRC or Midsouth Team competitions. Young Rider members may "purchase" volunteer hours at a rate of $25 donated/raised = 1 volunteer hour. 
  • A list of approved activities will be available on the Area IV website and promoted across social media.Individuals who earn an additional 10 approved volunteer hours will receive a discounted rate on the Young Rider Camp.


Keep Informed!

  • Facebook:  USEA Area IV Young Riders
  • Instagram, SnapChat and Twitter:  @USEAAreaIVYR




Area IV Young Rider Coordinators

  • Chicagoland- Tisha Teeluck  773-447-6143
  • Minnesota- Lianne Burgess   612-889-5033
  • Southern Area IV- Cynthia Wiseman  417-880-4567
  • Email-

Area IV Fundraising Chair

Latest News

August 18, 2017

Calling all young riders - NEW FOR 2018 - Area IV Young Rider T-Shirts. Pull out your creative side and submit a design idea for the new 2018 YR t-shirt. We would like the design to include Area IV logo or the name Area IV Young Riders and the year.

August 11, 2017

The inaugural Area IV Young Riders Virtual Teams competition is well underway.  Area 4's Angels are off to a strong start with a commanding lead over their competitors. They have amassed the highest number of points in several divisions of standings including competition results, volunteer hours, and educational activities.  The High Flyers have the second highest competition points, but Team Midwest is Best is picking up Social Media points that the other teams are lacking.

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