Clinics, Programs, and the National Championships


US Equestrian Emerging Athlete program

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 and USEF Dressage Assistant Youth Coach Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, will provide access to educational opportunities and competition planning for qualified athletes.  This Program is proudly sponsored and supported by Discover Dressage.


Emerging Athlete Program Requirements

High Intensity Training Sessions

Seat Equitation

Select Athlete's One-on-One Coaching

Strategic Test Riding

USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series

Find more information about the programs HERE


National Championships

·         May 17-21, 2017 (Gladstone, NJ) – USEF Grand Prix, Intermediare and Young Adult ‘Brentina’ Cup Dressage National Championships
·         August 23-27, 2017 (Wayne, IL)  – USEF Children, Pony Rider, Junior, Young Rider, Young Horse and Developing Horse National Championships and the Dressage Seat Medal Finals
Selection Procedures and Event Information can be found here. Additionally, please make sure to submit your Applications of Intent for your applicable Championships!  Please click here for detailed instructions.

United Stated Dressage Federation Youth Programs

USDF offers many programs for youth and young adults. Some of the programs/competitions do require a USDF membership; be sure to confirm if programs you are interested in require membership, and if so what level. (You can find more information about the levels of membership and their respective fees here.) Your local Group Member Organization may also offer many opportunities for youth and young adults. We encourage you to contact them and to also become a member of that group. GMO locations and information can be found here.

Find links to all the programs available to youth riders HERE on the USDF Website.

California Dressage Society Junior and Young Rider Program and Clinics

  • CDS Northern Jr/YR Championship
  • CDS Southern Jr/YR Championship