Y E D A
One of our favorite barn programs is our middle and high school YEDA teams. Our lesson and show season starts in October. No need to own your own horse! Ride one of ours and learn how to compete and show, and then show off at the various YEDA events we attend as a team.
The following excerpts about YEDA were taken from the YEDA website (showyeda.com).
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.