This is the flagship event of Dressage4Kids, Inc. conducted in July or August. Instituted in 1999, the festival offers individual and team competition for riders from ages 4 through 21. Division championships feature a three-phased competition: a written test, an individual dressage test, and a group equitation ride. Divisions offered are Introductory through Fourth, FEI Pony, Junior and Young Rider and Para Equestrian. Riders may also assemble teams and vie for the USDF Region 8 Youth Team Competition. Classes for Leadline (riders aged 4 to 8), Prix Caprilli (dressage ride incorporating jumps), Dressage Trail and Musical Freestyle are offered, as are other competitive and fun activities.
There are also now similar programs held elsewhere.
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A drawing or photo by anyone under 21 will be chosen for the cover of the Show Program.
Deadline June 26, 2017
The 19th Annual Youth Dressage Festival will take place August 11 - August 13, 2017 at HITS on the Hudson Show Grounds in Saugerties, NY.
The Prize List is now available.
Opening Date for Entries: June 19, 2017
Closing Date for Entries: July 17, 2017
Entries will be limited this year.