USDF Youth Outreach Clinics
The Youth Outreach Clinics program is a new educational opportunity for our "grass roots" youth riders, and is held in conjunction with the USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series. There will be three Youth Outreach Clinics offered in 2017. The goal of this program is to introduce those USDF youth members who are dedicated dressage riders, but who have not yet entered the realm of FEI level competition or currently do not have an FEI level horse, to the USDF "youth pipeline" and the opportunities it offers.
Each of these clinics will be held over two days, and will include a variety of instruction. On the first day, the participants in the Youth Outreach Clinic will observe the Jr/YR Clinic riding sessions, sitting together as a group as their clinician leads the discussion for each session. They will also join the riders of the Jr/YR Clinic during Saturday lunch and on Saturday evening, where they can participate in the lecture and interactive discussion with the clinician of the Jr/YR Clinic. On the second day, each Youth Outreach Clinic participant will ride in a 45-minute session with their clinician. Interested riders must submit an online application; 8-10 riders will be selected to participate. Riders must be 10-21 years of age, and must be able to complete a Training Level test.
Auditors of all ages are welcome to pre-register for the USDF Jr/YR Clinic.
If interested in auditing the riding portion of the Youth Outreach Clinic on Sunday, walk-in registration will be available.
Clinic Dates and Deadlines
For specific clinic information, click the Region link below. If you have any further questions, contact the Youth Programs Liaison at (859) 971-2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.