Youth Connection


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.

Program Details

USEF Intercollegiate Club & Competitive Team Opportunities

Find out about opportunities to make riding part of your college experience.

Visit USEF for Collegiate Resources

Looking for the right college?

USEF College Search

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:


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.

Click here to learn more

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 -


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