Calling all dressage Young Riders! WWU dressage riders, this is the perfect opportunity for you:
“The Young Rider Graduate Program is designed to help bridge the gap between young rider status and the professional world of international competition, teaching, training, and equine business management. The curriculum provides eligible participants information for a “seamless” transition from the ranks of a young rider to that of an adult amateur, professional, or high-performance equestrian.
“The program’s format is a two day educational seminar that focuses upon relevant topics such as fundraising, sponsorship, grant opportunities, insurance, ethics, business management, international competition, goal setting, and leadership. Key USDF and USEF personnel discuss the roles that both organizations will play in their future professional lives.”
The program is available to USDF member riders between the ages of 20-28 riding at Third Level and above. We’ve sent WWU students in the past, and they’ve gushed over how valuable the seminars were.
Check it out at http://www.usdf.org/education/other-programs/yr-graduate/index.asp.