Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2022 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program has been postponed to January 2023. Applications will be made available May 2022.
*NEW* USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program Virtual Education Sessions
Due to the live 2023 program being postponed for COVID, USDF is pleased to announce a new virtual education opportunity targeted toward USDF members who may be interested in attending a future USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program! USDF will be hosting virtual sessions over zoom, focusing on crucial topics young adults need to learn, to prepare for a professional career in the equine industry. These sessions will be open to USDF members ages 20-28.
Currently available for On Demand viewing:
|USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program Virtual Education Session: Career Paths with Reese Koffler-Stanfield and Janet Foy||View|
|USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program Virtual Education Session: Equine Law with Yvonne Ocrant||View|
Questions about these virtual sessions, email email@example.com.
2023 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program
Date and Location: TBA
The USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program is a two-day educational seminar that focuses on crucial topics that young adults, ages 20-28, need to know to prepare for a professional career in the equine industry. Topics include goal setting, sponsorship, international competition and business subjects such as contracts, insurance and tax practices. These subjects are taught by some of the top professionals in the country to foster strong role models for the future.
The next USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program will be held in 2022. Application for the program is required. For more information about the program, contact the Youth Programs Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-971-2277.
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/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. For more information, please visit The Dressage Foundation website!
Congratulations to the recipients of the Captain John H. “Jack” Fritz Young Professional Grant for the 2020 Young Rider Graduate program.
Funding support for the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate program is generously provided by The Dressage Foundation.
Program Stories and Testimonials
USDF Connection has a great article in the May/June 2020 issue covering the 2020 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program.
Previous participants of the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Programs had a lot to say! Read more here.