Monday, June 5, 2023

Tag: Junior Rider

Regaining the Spark

Silver Wend (aka Neala) is a 2008 Irish Draught Sport Horse. I got her as my first horse seven years ago. She couldn’t have been a more perfect first horse for 11 year-old me. She loves to be around people, she's goofy and playful, and she is always willing to try everything I ask of her. Overall, she just has a heart of gold.

Sights from the FEI Youth Clinics

The USDF FEI Youth Clinic Series is an educational opportunity for youth riders striving to compete at FEI levels. The goal of this series...

Bitten by the Horse Bug

August is Youth Month on YourDressage! From stories about remarkable young dressage enthusiasts across the country, to articles about some of the opportunities USDF...

Worth More Than Gold

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.

Always Klaas-y

Friesians have been my dream for many years.  The regal stature, expressive trot, and amazing hair have always drawn me to the breed.  When I started working with the breed I fell in love with their sweet and calm nature. 

10 Things We Learned About Career Paths for Equestrians

By Chelsey Burris On February 22, USDF held a webinar on Career Paths as part of the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program Virtual Education Series....

My Best Friend Mandarin

He has been my friend for 19 years, and a darn good one at that. Our success in the ring came from our hard work and talent, but I know we scored high because our partnership was special.

A Place of Their Own

The addition of Junior/Young Rider divisions to the 2021 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® means that riders like Hayley Jonkman have an exciting...
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USDF’s Original Membership Cards

Anne Zahradnik recently shared this photo of her original USDF Membership Card - for the 1977-1978 membership year!

USEF Licensed Dressage Judge Licenses Explained

The United States Equestrian Federation licenses dressage judges at three levels. Here we give a brief explanation of licenses, as well as requirements for judging specific classes.