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Jr/YR Clinic Rider Application

Submit one application per horse and rider combination. Applications submitted without a YouTube video link must submit their video to USDF prior to the Rider Application deadline. If a video is not submitted before the deadline, the application will not be submitted to the Selection Committee for consideration.

The following must be included or up to date for your application to be considered:

  • Rider must be between 14 & 21 (ages 12-14 will be considered if riding in FEI Pony classes)
  • Current USDF Youth Participating or Life Member
  • Current USEF Junior, Senior or Life member
  • Link to a video of rider performing a test on horse listed below
  • All riders must be in compliance with rider criteria and application guidelines in order for their application to be forwarded to the selection committee. (see Guidelines for complete information)

I am applying to ride in the Region
Current Coach or Trainer
Coach or Trainer Email
Horse or Pony’s Name
Horse or Pony’s Age
USDF Registration Number
Owner's Name
Tell us about you and your horse/pony
1. What level are you currently schooling with your horse/pony?
2. Have you competed your horse/pony within the last year? If so, at what level did you compete?
3. Have you ever won any year-end awards with your horse/pony? If so, please list some of your noteworthy accomplishments:
4. What are your goals with your current horse/pony?
5. Is there something in particular that you need help with? Please explain:
6. Have you ever participated in at NAJYRC, Dressage Seat Equitation competition, a CDI or the Festival of Champions?

7. Have you ever attended a Jr/YR Clinic as a rider or auditor?

8. I am declared (or planning to declare) as a: FEI Pony
FEI Junior
FEI Young Rider
Brentina Cup
9. I realize that riding in clinics is demanding and I declare that my horse is sound, fit and able to perform movements at the level I have indicated above.
Check box to confirm
10. I realize that if my horse is not fit or unsound on the days that I ride; I may be asked to withdraw due to the welfare of the horse.
Check box to confirm
11. In addition to answering the questions above, please include a link to a YouTube video of you riding your horse/pony. Please refer to the video guidelines below.

Video Guidelines
  • Applicant’s video should show a dressage test of the level in which they are currently riding. Declared riders should ride the appropriate Team Test (FEI Pony Test, FEI Junior Team Test or FEI Young Rider Team Test).
  • Videos should be recorded from the end of the arena at A or C.
  • Videos do not have to be from a horse show or recorded in a regulation size arena.
  • Show attire, braiding, etc. are not required; however, riders must wear protective headgear.
  • Videos should be no longer than six (6) minutes in length.
  • Please do not submit videos from cell phones
  • If you don’t have a video at this time, please state “Video to be sent” in this field.
Youtube Video
Rider Bio
(max 1400 characters)