Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival

August 12-14, 2021, Hits-On-The-Hudson Showgrounds, Saugerties, NY

: RECEIVED BY July 12, 2021

LYDF is the flagship event of Dressage4Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization formed to provide education and competitive opportunities for young riders.

The Festival is a 3-phased competition (written test, equitation class, dressage test) where riders compete as individuals and may form teams. Division from Introductory through FEI levels and Para Equestrian are offered. Many special awards and fun optional classes are offered such as: Prix Caprilli (dressage with jumps), Musical Freestyle, and Dressage Trail. There are also a wide range of demonstrations, exhibits and events. For more information go to: www.youthdressagefestival.com

Entry qualifications are detailed in the Prize List located on the Festival website. In addition to these requirements, youth members who would like to qualify for the ESDCTA team must meet the selection criteria.

To enter, go to the Youth section of the Forms page in order to download the application.

In addition to team sponsorship, the ESDCTA Grant Program provides 2 grants in the amount of $250 each to encourage youth member participation. Funds can be used to defray LYDF expenses such as entry fees, stabling fees, transportation costs and the purchase of the required reading materials. See the ESDCTA Grant Program page of the website for additional information and application.