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Junior & 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.
Did You Know that NODA offers Amateur Scholarships for
Juniors, Young Riders, and Adults
Deadline to Apply: October 1
Resources Youth Sportsman
Lettering Dressage Programs
Emerson Bur Grant
USDF Monthly e-News
& Region 2 & Youth e-News
Young Rider Graduate Program
Mark your calendars
now! The next
USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program will be
held January 13-14, 2018, in West Palm Beach, FL.
applications must be received by September 30, 2017,
or by October 15, 2017 with an increased fee.
Applications are available on the
USDF website. Contact the USDF
office for more information. The USDF/USEF Young
Rider Graduate Program is made possible with funding
support provided by
The Dressage Foundation.
Award Equivalency Change for the FEI Children’s
Individual and Team Tests
Effective October 1, 2017, for the purposes of the
rider and year-end awards, the FEI Children’s
Individual and Team Tests will be equivalent to
Second Level. Please see the
USDF Member Guide for more
USDF Youth Outreach Clinics
be held in conjunction with Jr/YR Clinic Series.
It offers a new educational opportunity for
grassroots youth riders.
USDF Region 2 Jr/YR Clinic
will be back in 2017! Dates and
location will be posted on the USDF website.
Keep an eye out for your favorite clinicians,
including George Williams, Charlotte Bredahl-Baker,
Anne Gribbons, and Jeremy Steinberg.
USDF Jr/Yr Clinic Series Information
Check out eTRAK and read Articles, listen to Podcasts for
your Dressage Questions, and watch Virtual Events
Winter is here. When cold weather keeps you
from riding, take advantage of eTRAK. Login
and enjoy hours of dressage-specific topics.
Young Rider? Youth Member?
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.
Greetings from NODA's
Junior/Young Rider Liaison, Ashley Rand Torres
My name is Ashley
Rand-Torres, and I have what I think is a well-rounded history
as an equestrian competitor and trainer, specializing in
developing young sport horses in both dressage and eventing.
In the beginning years of my
equestrian career and through high school, I was a member of
Pony Club and eventing was my specialty. I competed my mare,
Fancy, through the preliminary level. After high school I
attended Lake Erie College graduating with a BS in Marketing.
After graduation I moved to Lexington, Kentucky and started
working for Reese Koffler-Stanfield at Maplecrest Farm where I
realized my passion for training young horses. During my time
at Maplecrest Farm, I was able to earn my USDF Bronze,
Silver and Gold medals.
Now that I am back in Ohio, I
look forward to training and competing my new horse, Saskia, and
volunteering for NODA as your Junior/Young Rider Liaison. I
hope to get to know as many of NODA’s Young Riders as possible.
Please feel free to contact me at
with your ideas and comments about what NODA and I can do to
forward your riding aspirations. Let’s work together and
develop a plan for NODA’s Juniors and Young Riders.
You can earn
valuable NODA bucks if your idea or
story is printed in the NODA Newsletter.
Ride horses? Love dressage? Compete in recognized
or unrecognized competitions? Take lessons or attend clinics?
Have your own Horse? Lease a horse? Have special horse related
travel plans? Enjoy talking about your riding pursuits?
our newsletter editors,
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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