About the Young Rider Program:

The US Saddle Seat Equitation Young Riders Teams were created by US Equestrian with the purpose to develop riders for future Saddle Seat World Cup competitions. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Riders Teams will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether at home or abroad. Each team will be made up of six riders in both the three- and five-gaited sections.

Unlike the selection process for the US Saddle Seat World Cup Team, riders do not have to attend live tryouts to be selected for the US Saddle Seat Equitation Young Rider Teams. Instead, selection will be based on an application and riding video.

The competition format is comparable to the Saddle Seat World Cup consisting of four segments, completed in two phases: rail work where the athletes compete as a group, and then in individual workouts.  Each athlete competes on horses supplied by the host competition-a true test of their riding ability.  

 

Support the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars and Stripes Teams by making an online donation today

 

U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event-New Orleans, La.

July 4-5, 2019

Cascade Stables 

 

U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event-Las Vegas, Nev.

October 31-November 2, 2019

South Point Arena

 

For more information please contact any of the following National Affiliates staff members:

Lori Nelson, [email protected]

Erin DesNoyers, [email protected]

Cailin Bridges, [email protected] 

Forms and Publications

2019 Buy a Stall Donation Card

Support a stall for a horse attending the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Events, July 4-5 in New Orleans, LA and October 31-November 2 in Las Vegas, NV.

2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team Application Information

Information for Saddle Seat riders interested in applying for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. In addition to this document, please read the 2019 Team Selection Criteria.

2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams

Support the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams

Help support the Teams and the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Events.