In an effort to fullfill the vision of bringing the joy of horse sports to as many as people as possible, US Equestrian offers a scholarship for one High School Senior preparing to enter a College or University in the following year. Scholarship funds are provided for students to help further his or her education through either an equine related degree or participation in a collegiate equestrian team. Scholarship applications are available in the forms and publications section below, and must be completed and returned to the USEF office on or before the printed deadline.
Learn to Ride
Locate a trainer certified through the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program, USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP), USHJA Trainer Certification Program, American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), or Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). These organizations are affiliates or alliance partners of the USEF. However, the certified instructors are independent entities and are not agents of USEF. This link is provided purely as a service and such information does not represent an endorsement or recommendation, implied or otherwise of the listed instructors. For additional information, visit our online Learning Center, which includes such videos as "Your First Horseback Riding Lesson" and "Your First Horse Show," which are both available to members and non-members.
Affiliate Youth Programs
To check out the many opportunities for Affiliate youth information click the links below:
- American Endurance Ride Conference
- American Hackney Horse Society
- American Morgan Horse Association
- American Road Horse & Pony Association
- American Saddlebred Horse Association
- American Shetland Pony Club
- American Vaulting Association
- Arabian Horse Association
- International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Assoc.
- United States Dressage Federation
- United States Eventing Association
- United States Hunter Jumper Association
- USA Reining
- Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America
- Western Dressage Association Of America
Alliance Partner Youth Programs
To check out opportunities for Alliance Partner youth information click the links below:
United States Pony Clubs
School Riding Programs
As many students know, there is not always time for other sports or extracurricular activities when you ride horses. Fortunately, many schools are now starting to incorporate horseback riding into their offered activities. Throughout the country various high school riding associations have developed to promote equestrian riding teams and clubs to junior, middle and high schools.
To find out more about these or to learn how to start your own equestrian riding team or club, read our guide to Equestrian Riding Programs—Overview for Middle, Junior High, and High School Students, or click here for a printable version.
Parents of young equestrians might also be interested in "Making Youth Sports Affordable: A Playbook for Parents."