What is the USEA Young Riders Program?

The Young Rider program is offered through the USEA for riders twenty-one years of age and younger at all levels of riding. The purpose of the program is to encourage younger members to become involved in eventing and continue their involvement into adulthood. The Young Rider program seeks to promote a love of the sport, as well as an appreciation and understanding of the horse while fostering the wonderful relationship that can develop between horse and rider. Further, involvement in the program helps to instill important values, such as responsibility and work ethic, as Young Riders grow into mature adults.


Benefits of the Area ​V​ Young Rider Program

  • ​Opportunities to work and ride with other Young Riders inside and outside the area

  • ​Adult Rider vs Young Rider Team Challenge opportunities

  • Year-end awards for Young Riders

  • ​High-point Young Rider award at Area V Championships​

  • Opportunities to participate in educational clinics and camps with USEA ICP Instructors and upper-level riders

  • ​Social events​ at Area V competitions​

  • Grooming opportunities at the annual Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships

  • Opportunity to represent USEA Area V at Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships​

  • ​Access to adult riders and coaches to offer a support system within the area​


Here’s how to join

  • Join USEA through the Online Services portal

  • Add Young Rider program to your membership

  • Or contact the Area V Young Rider Coordinator Tayler Owen  


Young Rider Forms and Documents

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Young Riders Contact​

Tayler Kerschenbaum Owen
USEA Area V YR Coordinator


(214) 649-3848

2017 Young Rider Coach​

​Will Faudree​