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Youth and Collegiate

Youth equestrian and collegiate equestrian articles from Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines cover topics involving youth ages 17 and under and equestrian college programs and riding teams. Collegiate programs include the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) equestrian program. Equestrian has been designated an emerging sport for women in Divisions I and II since 2002 in the NCAA, but that designation could change. With these three options, various colleges are participating in equestrian sports, in addition to having equine-related educational tracts. In addition, youth organizations abound, including 4-H, FFA, Pony Clubs, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, and more. Learn about all of the various options and hear from riders and participants about these programs.

U.S. Equestrian Announces Updated Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program for Riders in 5th through 12th Grade

U.S. Equestrian is excited to unveil a new name and an updated look for its popular student athlete recognition program,…

24 hours ago

Complete Guide to Intercollegiate Riding Programs

As young riders graduate high school, a concern among many is where and how they can keep riding during their…

7 days ago

Ava and the No Good, Very Bad Oxer

In this short story, a young rider discovers what she is afraid of and then conquers her fear.  Ava smiled…

2 months ago

2020 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships for Dressage and Jumping Cancelled

U.S. Equestrian, Equestrian Canada, and the Mexican Equestrian Federation, with support of the International Equestrian Federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI),…

3 months ago

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation Announces 2020 Academic Awards and Scholarship Winners

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation (IEF), Inc. is proud to announce and congratulate the 2020…

3 months ago

A Ribbon for Yancy

  “Ten-minute call for children’s hunters. Ten-minute call!” The announcement over the loudspeaker caught Yancy Clements by surprise. Her first…

4 months ago

Sergeant Reckless, Hero Horse of the Korean War, Remembered in Children’s Book

The courageous war horse known as Sergeant Reckless, a onetime racehorse who served as a U.S. Marine in "the Forgotten…

11 months ago

College Scholarships for Equestrians

  You’ve finally filled out and sent in all of your college applications. What a relief! But, wait. Don’t sit…

4 years ago

5 Reasons to Bring Your Horse to College

Summer means sunshine, horseback riding and long show days. But for some new high school grads, summer also brings the…

4 years ago

College Students Raising Money to Help Rescue Horses

For Horse Haven of Tennessee, providing enough hay to feed its over 60 horses can get costly. The horses the…

5 years ago