Young Rider Mentorship Program

Interested in becoming an equine professional? The Young Rider Mentorship Program and the pilot program for the USEA Intercollegiate Mentorship Program give a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run and officiate an international event.

Young Rider and Intercollegiate members have the opportunity to job shadow some of the most prestigious eventing officials in the world at The FEI North American Youth Championship (NAYC) as well as the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.

The Intercollegiate/Young Rider protégé has the opportunity to work with:

  • FEI President of the Ground Jury
  • FEI Member of the Ground Jury
  • FEI Steward
  • FEI Technical Delegate
  • Chief FEI Veterinarian
  • Organizer for Eventing
  • Cross-Country Course Designer/Cross-Country Builder

Benefits include:

  • The opportunity to learn from some of the most prestigious event officials in the world
  • Make connections and lasting relationships within the industry
  • Resumé builder
  • The opportunity to be featured in Eventing USA magazine

“[I learned] why he chose a Swedish oxer for fence three in the three-star and a triple combination for fence four of the NAYC CCIJ*. Above all else, Chris [Barnard] was an amazing teacher and made every minute spent with him and his ‘sidekick,’ William Robertson, enjoyable and worthwhile. Without the Young Rider Mentorship Program, I would have never experienced eventing in this spectacular way.” – Olivia Crespo

“The Mentorship Program opened my eyes to a completely different side of eventing.”
– Lauren Kannally

“I decided last winter that I would start the training process to become a licensed official. This was the best way I could think of to give back to the sport that raised me.”
– Emily Macauley

“My week at [NAYC] was an amazing experience. I worked alongside influential officials and legends in eventing. I gained invaluable knowledge and loved every minute of my experience.”
– Jessi Hart

Any young rider who is 25 years and younger is welcome to apply to the program. For more information or to apply for the program, contact your Area Young Rider Program Coordinator.

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