Are you under age 21?
Then welcome to the NDA Juniors and Young Riders!
Juniors are ages 14-18 and Young Riders are ages 16-21. (If you're 16, 17, or 18, then you can just pick one!)
NDA wants our youth members to keep learning and bonding with your horses and expanding your dressage journey, but mostly we want you to HAVE FUN. That's why we work hard to provide lots of education, social events, awards and opportunities specifically for you.
Check out the calendar to see what Junior events are coming up, and make sure to say hi to each other at horse shows or participate in clinics together. If you have questions, feel free to ask your junior representative. And if you've got ideas for fun junior events, fundraising, or anything else, we want to hear about it, so please let us know!
Your Junior Representative
Isabella is your junior representative. She sits on the NDA Board of Directors and is the voice for all NDA juniors and young riders. So if you have any issues or topics you'd like her to discuss with the board on your behalf, please contact her.
Recent Junior News
NDA Educational Scholarship Winner 2020
Congratulations to Lexie Kment for winning the 2020 $500 Jr/YR Education Scholarship from NDA!
NDA Educational Scholarship Winner 2019
Congratulations to Alexa Starner for winning the 2019 $500 Jr/YR Education Scholarship from NDA!
NDA Educational Scholarship Winner 2018
Congratulations to Becca Barry for winning the 2018 $500 Jr/YR Education Scholarship from NDA!
Another NDA Junior Wins USDF GMO Newsletter Award!
At the 2017 USDF Annual Convention in Lexington, KY, Otillia Jones was awarded a first-place GMO Newsletter Award for the article she wrote for The Contact after winning the NAJYRC with her horse Apachi. Awesome article and congratulations, Tillie!
NDA Young Rider Wins USDF GMO Newsletter Award!
At the 2016 USDF Annual Convention in St. Louis, Kate Rawlinson was awarded a first-place GMO Newsletter Award for the scholarship report she wrote for The Contact after winning the NDA Jr/YR scholarship. Great job on this national award, Kate!