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.
The next Young Rider Graduate Program will take place January 18-19, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Funding support for the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate program is generously provided by The Dressage Foundation.
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!