Our mission is to provide an equestrian riding program for youth students, via both instructional and experiential learning opportunities. To accomplish this we will engage in equestrian competitions, instructional clinics, networking events and occasions for recruitment that includes but not limited to scholarship disbursements.
What is YEDA?
Youth Equestrian Development Association, Inc (YEDA) is program that encourages development of riders’ skills, emphasizes exposure to scholarship opportunities, and encourages making connections with college programs.
How is YEDA organized?
We have three (3) levels of riding from Elementary (4th and 5th grades), Jr. High (6th through 8th grades), and Sr. High (9th through 12th grades). These levels will include a walk-trot category to develop beginner students.
We include rail and pattern classes for all riders, and offer our open riders the chance to compete in both reining and horsemanship. This format will develop youth riders to be “complete horseman”, moving through levels to give students the opportunities go to a national event.
What about scholarships?
By working with a variety of sponsors, partnering with established professional organizations, and strategic investing, it is the fundamental intention of YEDA to provide members aspiring to continue their education with financial scholarships to help them reach their utmost potential in whatever career field they choose to pursue.
When do YEDA shows start?
We are extremely excited to start our second YEDA show season Fall of 2017 through Spring 2018, with the National Invitational to be held in the April 28-29th, 2018 at Eden Park.
Please feel free to contact any of our founders for more information about this new and thrilling opportunity. We look forward to an exciting 2017-2018 show season, and we hope to have you join us.
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