Informational Resources for Youth Equestrians Interested in Dressage
USEF Dressage Seat Medal Program:
A program for junior riders under the age of 18. Riders compete in designated Dressage Seat Medal Semifinals classes, held at each of the nine annual Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships. The top two riders in each division (13 and under, 14 to 18) qualify to advance to the annual USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals, held at a major USEF licensed/USDF recognized dressage competition in the late summer. The top two finishers in each Medal Finals division are named the year's Dressage Seat Medal Finals national champion and reserve champion.
Section DR 132.2 of the USEF RULE BOOK contains complete eligibility and other details.
The finals will be held at Paragon CDI3*-Estes Park, CO August 2013
USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Letter Program:
If you are a high school student (grades 9-12) you can apply to gain recognition from and earn your USEF High School Letter.
USEF Intercollegiate Club & Competitive Team Opportunities
Find out about opportunities to make riding part of your college experience.
Looking for the right college?
IDA Intercollegiate Dressage Association: The number of college dressage specific teams and clubs are growing. Visit IDA to learn more
College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show: An annual opportunity for college bound riders to ride for and be recruited by coaches. Visit to learn more: http://www.collegeprepinvitational.com
RMDS Scholarship Program offers two annual scholarships that are open to youth applicants:
Basis of the RMDS Scholarship Awards:
Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need and volunteerism.
- The "Leg-Up" Scholarship will be awarded to riders, regardless of age, who are training at Intro, Training or First Level.
- The "Junior/Young Rider" Scholarship will be awarded to a rider under the age of 21 and is available to riders of any level.
Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 8 hours of volunteering at RMDS events in the year prior to the scholarship year for which they are applying for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients must complete an additional 8 hours of volunteering at RMDS events during the year in which they were awarded the scholarship. Volunteer hours must be documented using the Volunteer Hours Form found on the RMDS website
- Blue Roof Equestrian Center, Lafayette 303-665-3241 boarding, lessons
- Lookout Ridge, Longmont 303-604-6704 boarding, lessons
- Pferdehof Dressage, Berthoud 214-704-5710 boarding, lessons
- Rabbit Mountain Equestrian Center, Longmont 303-776-4907 boarding, training, lessons
- Singletree Farm, Boulder 720-350-2893 boarding, lessons
- Somerset Farms, Longmont 303-638-3606 boarding, lessons
- Triple Creek Ranch, Longmont 303-444-4291 boarding, lessons, sales, consignments, shows
- Windy CreekRanch, Longmont 303-817-2783 boarding, lessons
- Reverie Farm, Longmont 303-547-2341 boarding
- Paragon Equestrian, Berthoud 970-532-4603 boarding
If you wish to be added to this list, contact Beth Geier - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie Avery 303-665-6764
Jenny Baldwin 303-506-7985
Sarah Barnes 303-817-2783
Julie Barringer-Richers 720-341-5033
Beth Beymer 303-651-3940
Hallie Calliham 970-443-9410
Vanessa Simon Chavez 303-548-5830
Verena Diaz 214-704-5710
Nell Foxworth 303-817-1920
Jessica Greer 970-581-5613
Morgan Heinrichs 303-938-1670
Sandra Hotz 303-817-2030
Kathleen Joachim 720-261-3965
Susan Traylor 303-817-2881
Greta Vowell 720-684-9457
Karen Whitman 303-941-1246