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

July 5, 2017

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.

July 5, 2017

The Young Riders Program is pleased to introduce the 2017 North American Junior Young Rider Championships representatives for Area IV.

Lily Geelan 

July 5, 2017

The 2017 Adult Rider vs Young Rider Team Challenge will be held August 5-6 at Catalpa Corner Horse Trials in Iowa City, IA. Teams of 4 adults or 4 juniors/young riders will compete at each level to determine the victors.  Who shall prevail?

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