USDF to Host New Youth Outreach Clinics for Grassroots Youth Riders

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:48
American Dressage News

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce its new USDF Youth Outreach Clinics. These clinics, held in conjunction with the USDF Junior/Young Rider (Jr/YR) Clinic Series, offer a new educational opportunity for grassroots youth riders.

The goal of these clinics is to introduce USDF youth members who are dedicated dressage riders, but who have not yet entered the realm of FEI level competition, to the opportunities offered by USDF's youth pipeline.

The USDF Youth Outreach Clinics will be open to USDF Participating or Group Members between the ages of 10-21, who are able to complete a Training Level test. Each of these clinics will be held over two days, and will include a variety of instruction. On the first day, participants will observe the riding sessions of the Jr/YR Clinic, as a group, with their clinician. They will also participate in the Jr/YR Clinic theory sessions. On the second day, each clinic participant will ride in a 45-minute session with the clinician of the Youth Outreach Clinic.

There will be three clinics offered in 2017. The first of these will be held at Northridge Farm, in Kansas City, MO, in conjunction with the Region 4 USDF Jr/YR Clinic featuring George Williams. Dates and locations for the remaining two clinics are still being considered.


USDF is pleased to add the USDF Youth Outreach Clinics to our growing list of youth offerings. For more information about the USDF Youth Outreach Clinics, or the USDF Junior/Young Rider Clinic Series, contact the USDF office at

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