The activities are designed to develop camaraderie among young riders, thus, hopefully, developing lifelong friendships
and a commitment to the sport. The purpose of the program is to encourage our younger members to become involved
in the sport of Eventing and perhaps continue this involvement into their adult lives as members of the US Team, volunteers
at local events, coaches, trainers, competitors, and consumers of equine products.
The Young Rider Program consists to two components. The NAYC branch focuses on developing and fronting riders and
horses for the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) each summer. The YRAP branch focuses on providing young
riders with the education and skills they need to progress through the levels regardless of level. In addition, each has a fund-raising program. The funds raised are used to help defray the costs of the program activities.