Dressage4Kids provides educational and competitive opportunities for youth riders and the adults who support them. Dressage4Kids Programs include: the TEAM (Training, Education And Mentoring) Program, Scholarships, the Weekend Equestrian Program, the Winter Intensive Training Program and the Youth Dressage Festival.
News & Events
TEAM Program Clinic October 26-27
We are looking forward to our next TEAM Program Clinic October 26-27 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia. Thank you to Liz Molloy for helping organize everything!
TEAM Program Clinic October 20-21
We are looking forward to our next TEAM Program Clinic October 20-21 at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, Illinois. Thank you to everyone at Tempel Farms, and to Esther Buonanno and Julie Milne for helping organize everything!
Dressage4Kids Announces Kross Creek Farm Team Competition in honor of Margarita Serrell at Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival
Dressage4Kids is pleased to announce that Kross Creek Farm is the new title sponsor of the Kross Creek Farm Team Competition in honor of Margarita Serrell at Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival.
Inaugurated in 1999, Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival offers individual and team competition for riders from ages 4 through 21. Kross Creek Farm and Dressage4Kids are proud to support the development of youth in Dressage.
Close to 50 teams usually compete at Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival. Some teams are formed in advance, but other teams are often formed during the Festival when riders meet up with friends old and new. The team competition culminates in the Parade of Teams, during which riders get to walk into the stadium together with their teammates to be recognized for their achievements.
Until competing at the FEI levels, and even then, there are few chances for youth dressage riders to participate on a team. And yet being part of a team gives riders a chance to be a part of something bigger – to share in the ups and downs, to offer support, to cheer on their teammates, to build confidence, and to share their love of horses with others.
When asked about Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival, young riders consistently rank the team aspect as one of their favorite parts of the competition. One family writes, “the emphasis on… teamwork and [the] overall spirit of the Festival are truly unique and special. We love it!”
Dressage4Kids is very thankful to Kross Creek Farm for their support to keep this team competition a part of Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival!