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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.



  • Educational clinics and camps  with USEA Certified Riding Instructors and Advanced level competitors
  • Multiple clinic opportunities with CCI**** competitor and Area IV YR Coach, Allison Springer
  • Provide team atmosphere and support system for all levels of eventing
  • Year End Awards for Young Rider members
  • Virtual Teams Competition
  • Adult Rider vs Young Rider Team Challenge
  • Represent USEA Area IV at MidSouth Team Challenge
  • Represent USEA Area IV at North American Junior & Young Rider Championships
  • Social events hosted at USEA Area IV competitions
  • Young Rider 2017 Calendar of Activities


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. $250 raised = 10 hours of volunteer hours at approved YR activity. 

    REVISED 10/4/2017: Area IV YR Fundraising requirement reduced to $100 for 2017. To be eligible for Virtual Team Awards or Year End awards riders must earn $100 in donations to the Area IV Young Rider Program .


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 Coordinator

  • Jaime Alexander 


Area IV Young Rider Sponsors


Area IV YR Virtual Teams

Area IV Midsouth Teams


Competitor Documents

Allison Springer Clinic November 18-19, 2017

2017 Amy Tryon Grant Application

Athletux Young Rider Promotional Pricing

Area IV YR Sponsorship Tiers

Code of Conduct

2017 NAJC USEF/Area IV Selection Procedures

2017 CICOY Nations Cup USEF/Area IV Selection Procedures

Area IV Young Rider 2016 Final Leaderboard

NAYJRC Area IV Team Candidate Calendar

Virtual Team Point Submission Form

Virtual Teams Application

Midsouth YR Team Application

Young Rider Calendar

Latest News

Allison Springer Clinic November 18-19

October 9, 2017


Cresswood Farm in Barrington Hills, IL welcomes USEA Area IV Young Rider Coach Allison Springer for a two day clinic November 18th-19th, 2017. 

Allison Springer is a USEA ICP level 4 instructor. She is a graduate A from Fox River Valley Pony Club and earned her colors from the Fox River Valley Hunt. Allison serves as the President of Eventing Riders Association of North America and has served on the USEA Board of Governors. Learn more about Allison

COST: $300, $250 to Pony Club, RCBH, FRVH.

Area IV Young Riders Welcome Allison Springer as Coach

October 4, 2017


The Area IV Young Riders program is excited to add Allison Springer to our educational arsenal for 2018.  Allison has accepted the position as the 2018 Area IV Young Riders Coach.

YR Year End Award Fundraising Requirement Reduced

October 4, 2017


It was announced earlier this year that Area IV Young Riders would be  required to fundraise $250 or earn 10 hours of volunteers hours at approved YR activities to be eligible for Year End Awards and Virtual Team Awards in 2017. Due to scheduling conflicts, coaching changes, and  low participation, we have been unable to provide any Young Rider Approved volunteer activities in 2017.   With this in mind, the 2017 Area IV Young Rider fundraising requirement has been reduced to $100. If you have ideas on hosting a YR Approved Volunteer Activity to fundraise, p

Area IV Young Riders Chosen to Compete at Midsouth

October 4, 2017


Congratulations to Ceara Mulvey, Kristine Burgess, Zoe Schroeder, and Gabrielle Yashinsky who were chosen to represent the USEA Area IV Young Riders at Training Level at the Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge.


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