LVDA Youth Development Program

Upcoming Youth Events

The LVDA created a Youth Development Program in 2018.   This program is designed to provide education, training and competition opportunities for our young riders under the age of 21, in the sport of dressage.   The program will include Youth Clinics/Lectures, Youth Fix-a-Tests, separate Youth Ribbons & Awards at Schooling and Recognized Shows, Youth Year-End Awards at our Year-End Awards Banquet, Youth Team Competitions and Youth Scholarship opportunities.

LVDA Youth Team
The LVDA Youth Program is looking for LVDA Youth Members who are interested in being part of our LVDA Youth Team for entering in various Youth Team Competitions.   Teams for first team event have been formed.   The team interest form will be open in July 2019 for the Region 1 Team event to be held in October at the Horse Park of NJ.  

LVDA Youth Awards
When the LVDA created the LVDA Youth Program they created a Adult Division and a Youth Division designation for all of their competitions and for their Awards Program.  Therefore Youth now get their own Show Awards (Ribbons & Prizes) and their own Year End Awards, separate from the Adults. 
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Youth Volunteering
The LVDA would love to see our Youth participating in our Volunteer Program and acquire volunteer hours to qualify them for our Year End Awards.   They do not have to know how to perform all of the various volunteering position duties to be able to volunteer!  LVDA will teach them via our "Shadow" volunteer option.   Want to learn how to be a Scribe or Scorer or Steward?   Our youth can volunteer for those positions as a "Shadow" and work along side one of our experienced volunteers to watch and learn.

Youth Program Sponsors



Thank you to the following business's and individuals that have donated items for the Youth Program Online Auction

Donor Name/BusinessWebsite
ADT Tack,
Bad Habit Stock Ties
Cavalry Performance+ Rehabilitation
Equine Thera-Sport
Heart's Journey Stables
Hershey Corp -
Hidden Creek Equestrian
Hillside Equestrian Center
Historic Ships in
Josh Earn
Kuhnsville Car
Lehigh Valley Iron
Medieval Times
Oriental Trading
Pennsylvania Renaissance
Putt U Miniature
Reading Fightin Phils
Return to Rhythm, LLC
Sight & Sound TheatreSIGHT-SOUND.COM
St. Jacques Equestrian/North Star Farm
Stemmler Stein Equine,
Sterling Hill Stables
Emma Nasados
Pas de Deux Pet Delights
Cara Klothe Dressage
Emily Monsen
Chris Dickenson
Dorothy Wesley
Stacey Kimmel-Smith
Ellen Broadhurst
Alista Blose
Ryleigh Koch
Janice Ettl Beauty Salon
Dina Taylor
Paige Zimmerman