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Annual Meeting January 21, 2012. What is the Area 2 Young Rider Program? The Young Riders program is offered through the USEA for riders twenty-one years.

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1 Annual Meeting January 21, 2012

2 What is the Area 2 Young Rider Program? The Young Riders program is offered through the USEA for riders twenty-one years of age and younger. The purpose of the program is to encourage our younger members to become involved in the sport of Eventing and perhaps continue this involvement into their adult lives. The Young Riders of today make up the future of this wonderful sport. Our Program is divided into two sub-programs or branches: YR and YRAP. – The YR branch focuses on developing and fronting riders and horses for the North American Young Rider Championships each summer. – The YRAP branch focuses on providing lower level young riders with the education and skills they need to progress through the levels and eventually into the ranks of the NAYRC. In addition, each Area has a fund-raising program. The funds raised are used to help defray the costs of the program, particularly for the higher level riders that may qualify for the North American Young Riders Championship, held each year in the month of August.

3 Young Rider Advancement Program The Young Rider Advancement Program (YRAP) is designed to present novice through preliminary level young riders with a structured developmental process that will provide the education and skills they need to progress through the levels, and eventually into the ranks of the NAYRC. Mission: To provide a structured developmental process to young riders from the novice through preliminary levels. The YRAP encompass a variety of clinics, camps, and educational activities which provide the educational development necessary for a young rider's progression into the NAYRC program. While many young riders never endeavor to progress this far in their riding careers, the steps will nevertheless be in place for them to accomplish whatever competitive goals they may have. Our members are the future of the sport. Mission Statement – To develop camaraderie among young riders, thus, hopefully, developing life long friendships and a commitment to the sport, which will be carried on as members of the US Team, volunteers at local events, coaches, trainers, competitors, and consumers of equine products

4 Mission Statement for the USEA Young Rider Program To encourage and support the sport of eventing in competitors twenty-one years of age and younger. To provide young riders with a team coach. To promote good sportsmanship and the facilitation of working as a team member. To develop respect for the horse, without whom none of this is possible. To field a teams for the North American Championships – four intermediate level young riders – four preliminary level young riders – Additional individuals young riders To qualify members to participate on the YR team to represent the United States, through the NGB, at the European Young Riders Championships.

5 NAYRC Program The North American Young Rider Championships (NAYRC) competition is held annually in the summer. The NAYRC is the official Junior Olympics for Equestrian by the USOC. The championship models the format of the Olympic Games. In the Eventing competition, each area will send a team and/individuals to represent their area. Teams from all areas of the U.S. as well as from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean are invited to compete in this international championship event. Special invitations have also included countries from South America. NAYRC CANDIDATES (CCIO-Y**and CCI-J*) - Area declaration: A competitor's Area is determined by their address as listed with the USEA and USEF membership files. Competitors who choose to represent another area MUST declare in writing to the USEA and the Area. skin_id=701&large&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=embed m_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

6 2012 Young Rider Program We had 9 competing kids last year. Fundraising Hosting a golf tournament – Donated course, the food donated, all prizes, – Hole sponsorships – 150$ for private, 50$ for shared – 4 man/women teams $ it should be fun! We are also looking for a new sponsor for the saddle pads and helmet covers this year. Our 2012 schedule and selection process is tentative so is our qualification criteria - mostly due to USEF delays and special requests that we face every year, but it is attached and we do have permission to share that info that is on that paper.

7 Young Rider - Summary A general overview of YR program, what it is, requirements to join the general membership Requirements to qualify for NAJYRC FEI, USEF, USEA Area II requirements including mandatory HT and training clinics, fundraising, vet evaluations, The mentorship program Costs of the program, Costs to attend NAJYRC NAJRC camp and championship week Explaining that new Coordinators and Coaches will be assigned by the Area Chair for term and how we hope to bring the coordinator(s) on as 'shadows' this year.

8 YRAP 2012 Overnight Camps (average price $100/day) – June 21 – 24, 2012Kelly’s Ford (VA) – July 8 – 13, 2012 Sandy River (SW VA) – Novice and below – July 16 – 20, 2012Maryland Horse Trials (MD) – Novice and above – August 1 – 5, 2012New Jersey Horse Park Scramble Team Events for JR/YR (no additional cost) – VA Horse Trials - Spring – Difficult Run Horse Trials - Summer – Marlborough Horse Trials - Fall FREE Unmounted Clinics tailored to meet your time and desires (FREE) – XC design strategy course walks – Learn to scribe for you dressage judge before you ride – Work with Show Jumping Course Designer – Assist with XC fence judging the upper levels to see the problems before they happen – Assist with scoring – Potential to earn free XC schools March: Southern Pines HT 1 Morven Park Spring HT April:The Fork Redland Hunt PC HT May:MCTA HT Plantation HT June:Rubicon HT Bucks County HT

9 How do I find out more? Chris Audrey Wiggins Gwen Dean


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