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.
2014 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program
|Date:||January 18-19, 2014|
|Location:||Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, West Palm Beach, FL|
|Registration:||Applications must be received by the extended deadline of November 15th, 2013. Download application HERE|
|Notification:||Selected applicants will be notified by November 22nd, 2013|
|Fees:||$250 Program Fee includes: Two nights lodging at host hotel, meals, education sessions, and two USDF University credits upon completion of the program.|
|Age:||Must be between 20 & 28 years of age|
|Membership:||Must be a current USDF PM, Youth PM, or GM member|
|Qualifications:||Riding at Third Level or above|
Click here to read testimonials from participants of the 2012 USDF/USEF 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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