& Young Riders
are the future of NODA & USDF!
many Junior/Young Rider members.
Our goals and objectives are to encourage you to take
educational opportunities, have fun,
and to become involved in your club.
NODA Junior & Young Rider Scholarships
Greetings NODA Juniors and Young Riders!
My name is Christa Sandy and I look forward to meeting you and
working with you as your new NODA Junior/Young Rider Liaison.
You can look forward to fun parties, clinics and more!
Did you hear about the fun Wild About Dressage Party on June
16? Check out the
Issue 7 for fun pictures and news.
Working with youth and animals has always been my passion! I
began my career as a special education teacher until taking time
off to enjoy being a stay at home mom with my two kids, John and
Maria. When both of my kids began school, I went back to work
as an Education Program Specialist at Lake Erie Nature & Science
Center. Here I had the opportunity to share wildlife and our
natural world with students of all ages, and even lend a hand
caring for our ambassador animals and rehabilitating injured
My introduction to horses began in 2011 when my daughter, Maria,
began taking pony camps at Rocky River Stables at 6 years old.
A year later my son, John, and I began taking lessons, and we
soon realized we were all hooked on a new way of life at the
At Rocky River Stables, I work with Valley Riding, Inc., in the
office, teaching camps, and working with our therapeutic riding
program. Most of my spare time is spent at the barn enjoying
trail riding my favorite Rocky Mountain mares, taking lessons,
and enjoying time with my kids and their friends. Coordinating
volunteers, grooming horses, strolling down the trail, watching
lessons, setting jumps, and being a horse show mom are moments I
treasure. I am always so proud of my own kids and all our
barn youth and impressed with the maturity of kids “raised in a
Now that you know a bit about me, it’s time to get to know each
of you. I hope that you will be in touch to provide
suggestions, or to just share your horse or dressage
experiences. Feel free to contact me anytime at
Amateur Scholarships Available from NODA for
Juniors, Young Riders, and Adults
Deadline to Apply: October 1
BUCKS - Valuable, Easy to Earn, Never Expire, Use like
volunteer for a NODA show, help at a NODA activity, volunteer
for a committee,
story for NODA newsletter,
use your imagination on how you can help NODA by volunteering.
More "How to Earn NODA Bucks" Ideas
Use them like cash for NODA sponsored events.
1 NODA Buck = $1 And sometimes a
NODA buck is worth even more than $1!
Resources Youth Sportsman
Lettering Dressage Programs
Emerson Bur Grant
USDF & NODA DEFINITION
Anyone age 21 and under (from the beginning of the calendar
year). This is true for membership, awards, and
competition. USDF Membership for Junior and Young
Riders is called YOUTH Membership.
Anyone may compete as a
Junior from the beginning of the Calendar Year in which she/he
reaches 14 until the end of the Calendar Year in which she/he
FEI Young Rider: A
rider may compete as a Young Rider from the beginning of the
Calendar Year in which she/he reaches 16 to the end of the
Calendar Year in which she/he reaches 21.
Region 2 Advanced
Young Rider's On the Web The
webmaster of the Region 2 AYR page, Lauren, has asked that we have
our NODA Advanced Young Rider's send in any submissions to the
page. Click on
name to e-mail her.
DRESSAGE 4 KIDS
Operated by Lendon Gray, one of the
most respected Junior/Young Rider trainers in the Northeast. It's
also the home website of the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Dressage
Web site for all JR/YRs interested in Inter- Collegiate Dressage
Equestrian Sports Programs.
TRI-STATE REGION PONY CLUB
This website serves Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Northern
West Virginia which includes 14 member clubs and two Riding Centers
of the United States Pony Club. The mission of the
United Staes Pony Club is to provide a program for youth taht
teaches riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses and ponies,
thereby developing responsibility, moral judgment, leadership and
BATH PONY CLUB *New 2010
Affiliate club of the United States Pony Club, Inc.
Members range in age from 8 to 21 years old. They
host various shows and horse activities, including a May Dressage
Pony Club is one of the leading junior equestrian
organizations in the world, represented throughout 30 countries! The
United States has over 600 individual Clubs spread throughout 48
states and the Virgin Islands, with more than 12,000 members,
It is not necessary for a child to own a horse or pony, but they
must have access to one when required. Programs are offered in
dressage, eventing, show jumping, mounted games, tetrathlon, quiz,
vaulting, foxhunting, and polocrosse.. During "unmounted"
meetings members learn about feeding, shoeing, veterinary care, and
other areas of horse management. Under adult supervision, the more
experienced Pony Club members instruct and assist younger members.
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