Jun 06, 2019

Young Riders: Apply for a Unique Mentorship Opportunity!

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is currently accepting applications for the 2019 USEA Young Rider Mentorship Program. The program gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run and officiate an international event and helps young riders seek and identify job opportunities within the equestrian and eventing markets.

USEA Young Rider members have the opportunity to job shadow some of the most prestigious eventing officials in the world at The FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) held during The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, July 24-28, 2019.

The 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

Any young rider who is 21 years and younger is welcome to apply to the program. This is an exceptional educational opportunity and a great way to learn about the “back-end” of the sport. The USEA looking to identify 2019 Mentorship candidates immediately, and all interested parties must contact their respective Area Young Rider Coordinators here. For additional questions, email [email protected].

To learn more about the USEA Young Rider Mentorship Program and the experience other Young Riders have had, read the articles below.

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