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USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program

The Young Rider Graduate Program is designed to help bridge the gap between young rider status and the professional world of international competition, teaching, training, and equine business management. The curriculum provides eligible participants information for a “seamless” transition from the ranks of a young rider to that of an adult amateur, professional, or high-performance equestrian.

The program’s format is a two day educational seminar that focuses upon relevant topics such as fundraising, sponsorship, grant opportunities, insurance, ethics, business management, international competition, goal setting, and leadership. Key USDF and USEF personnel discuss the roles that both organizations will play in their future professional lives.

Click here to listen a USDF podcast spotlighting the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. This podcast includes Roz Kinstler speaking about the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program and a lecture from the 2014 program with equine attorney Yvonne Ocrant.

Read the blog posts below for information on the 2014 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program

Here’s what participants of the 2014 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program had to say

Here’s what participants of previous USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Programs had to say

Grants Available
With funding provided through the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund, support for young professionals, The Dressage Foundation is pleased to offer grants of up to $500 each to individual participants to attend the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program. For more information, please visit The Dressage Foundation website! Congratulations to the recipients of the Captain Jack Fritz Young Professional Grant for the 2014 Young Rider Graduate program.

With funding provided through the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund, support for young professionals, The Dressage Foundation is pleased to offer grants of up to $500 each to individual participants to attend the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program. For more information, please visit The Dressage Foundation website!

Funding support for the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate program is generously provided by The Dressage Foundation.

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The next program will be held January 2016.
For more information, please contact youth@usdf.org

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