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The Area IX Young Riders Program has launched an opportunity for our riders and families. Young Riders and Juniors will be eligible to apply for Area scholarships based on their meeting the criteria laid out by the Area leadership below:

We would like to award ten $250 grants to be used to offset horse trials entries, travel, horse care, etc. for our Young Riders and Juniors. This is an opportunity to give back to the community that supports Eventing in our Area and help our horse trials and Young Riders grow and prosper.

We all know that thousands of hours of volunteer hours go into not only our horse trials, but maintaining our cross-country courses and our USEA programs. Young Riders and Juniors who volunteer in any capacity connected with Eventing in Area IX, Area IX Young Riders, USEA or USEF can apply for the grant. Applicants will be required to log all volunteer hours and have the event organizer or secretary confirm and sign the log.

The minimum amount of volunteer hours is ten hours. Applicants will also be asked to
write a short essay about what Eventing and being an active member of our Eventing
community means to them.

Area IX has appointed a selection committee who will review and approve the applications and will follow all procedures and policies as laid out in the USEA’s
Policy for National and Area Scholarships.


All info must be sent to Stacey Severs by Dec. 1, 2020 to be considered.

Stacey Severs
1303 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501


The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships aim to reward up-and-coming amateur eventers by helping to fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions and private or group instruction. Learning to officiate or working with a course designer, Technical Delegate, judge, veterinarian, etc. are also appropriate uses of the scholarship, with the approval of the scholarship panel.

The $3,000 Amateur Young Adult Scholarship is available for riders between the ages of 16 and 25. Applicants must be members of the USEA as well as their local eventing club or association, and contribute at least six hours of volunteer work to a national or local charitable organization, any minority/disadvantaged group, a local eventing association or horse trials, etc.

The deadline for applications for the 2017 USEA Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships for Young Adults and Adult Amateurs is October 1, 2020.

APPLY HERE or download the form from the USEA website in the Forms and Documents section, filed under Education and Instruction.

Contact Nancy Knight for more information at (703) 669-9997 or