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2017 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams


The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF) is dedicated to encouraging interest and participation in saddle seat equitation. In doing so, USEF fields and supports U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams who will represent the United States in International competition. We invite you to join USEF in our mission by making a contribution to the 2017 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams.

USEF formed the U.S. Saddle Seat Young Rider program for the purpose of developing riders for future U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Teams.  The Saddle Seat World Cup is a bi-annual competition originating in early 1980s as an informal exchange of Saddle Seat riders. In years that the Saddle Seat World Cup Competition is not held, members of the Young Riders Teams are eligible to represent the United States in International Saddle Seat competitions, whether at home or abroad. 

In 2017, USEF will field two teams of 12 athletes (six for the three-and five gaited sections, respectively) and three coaches for each to represent the United States in the U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational/Test Event to be held April 3-6 in Perry, Georgia.  These individuals are riders of Arabian, Morgan, and American Saddlebred horses in the Saddle Seat discipline.

2017 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stripes Team

Frannie Gefke  Emily Hopp 
Raven Gropp Matt Huke
Jacquelyn King  Anne Pateman
Joseph Plunkett  Holly Sarette
Nicole Rodriguez Lindsay Slemmons
Victoria Walz  Jade Woods

2017 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team

Grace Allison Cecelia Bolka
Michael Arquilla  Ainsley Budzinski
Lora Becker  Madison Kobylski
Ellie Grosspietsch Olivia Schumacher
Audra Lee Téa Snider
Hallie Ricci Madeleine Wood

Your generous support not only ensures the continued success of the Young Riders Teams, but helps to put saddle seat equitation in the spotlight. To learn more about tax deductible donation opportunities, simply visit  To make a donation you may complete the attached stall donation form and mail with payment or visit to make an online contribution. 

Thank you for your time and consideration in supporting the United States Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams. For additional information, please contact Erin DesNoyers, by phone at (859) 225-6977 or via email at


Lori Nelson
Senior Director of National Affiliate, Competition and Alliance Partner Relationships

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