If I have one regret, it’s that I didn’t begin Ginger’s dressage career earlier on. I am a petite adult, but riding a 12.2hh pony, so you can imagine the looks I get sometimes. I used to let this get in the way of taking ourselves seriously as competitors, but my little pony has more heart and try than any horse I have ever sat on.
Hello, my name is Lexie Kment, and I am a 16 year old FEI Junior rider from Palmyra, Nebraska. The North American Youth Championship, otherwise known as NAYC, not only gave me the opportunity to excel in the ring but also to find new friendships that honestly have changed my life forever.
I have always loved animals, particularly horses, and at the age of eight my grandmother Sheena decided to pay for me to take horseback riding lessons. This began a lifelong dressage passion that would follow me into adulthood. As I began college, I took ten years off riding to get married, begin my career, and have my own children: two boys, Kade and Kyson, and a girl named Aubrey.
My name is Sydney Schultz, and I live in Mandeville, Louisiana. I am beyond excited to be a competitor in the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) as a Young Rider. The past two years have been an incredible journey and to finish with this competition is “storybook” material!!
This year, Tessa Holloran became the first USDF Youth Member to earn all seven pins in the USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin Program. The program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of youth...
I discovered the sport of para dressage at age 11, when I searched the internet to see if there were riders with a disability out there, and to my pleasant surprise, there were. I watched riders like Rebecca Hart and Roxanne Trunnell give their all in the ring with their horses. I had waited 17 years for a chance to chase my dream after persistently asking my parents for lessons, and I was so excited.