Aimed at providing strategic guidance and educational opportunities to athletes under the age of 25, the USEF/USDF program, led by USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams, will provide access to educational opportunities and competition planning for qualified athletes.  



Questions? Contact Kristen Brett, Director of Dressage Programs

Forms and Publications

Emerging Athlete Program Member List

Updated July 3, 2023

USEF Dressage Program Pathway

View program requirements for membership to USEF Dressage programs. Updated 11/16/2022.

European Young Rider Tour

With the goal of promoting and exposing elite-level US Young Riders to international competition, the Young Rider European Tour aims to send three Young Riders to attend National and FEI competitions in Europe.

USDF FEI Youth Clinic Series

The USDF FEI Youth Clinic Series is an educational opportunity for youth riders striving to compete at FEI levels. The goal of this series is to promote hardworking, talented youth riders who want to rise to the top of the discipline. These clinics are taught by top U.S. riders including George Williams, Anne Gribbons, Lilo Fore and Sabine Schut-Kery.

Emerging Athlete Program Diagram

View this diagram to find out how you become a member of the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program