The Junior Equestrian Festival was established to encourage academics and horsemanship, and to provide the riders with resources to create their desired collegiate equestrian experience.

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The Junior Equestrian Festival was established to create an avenue where student riders from grades 9 – 12 can have the opportunity to display their riding talents in a truly competitive environment. Student riders take part in Hunt Seat and Western Competitions held at various locations throughout the country. JEF Horse Shows competitors will be provided a horse to compete in a collegiate style environment in front of the best College and University coaches within the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Our goal for this event is to encourage continued horsemanship and academics. We do this by bridging the gap between talented student riders and college equestrian coaches, representatives, and recruitment personnel. We send out invitations to every equestrian college recruiter and equestrian coach from various IHSA schools across the nation. At The Junior Equestrian Festival, expect representatives from colleges and universities from all over the United States to eagerly take part and scout for future members of their school’s college equestrian teams.

This is a wonderful opportunity for student riders to use their amazing riding talents to create the college equestrian and academic experience they’ve always dreamed of. This two-day event is geared towards developing future talent, creating a competitive environment that brings out the best in these student athletes, and bridging the gap between these young, talented riders and their collegiate equestrian aspirations.

The Junior Equestrian Festival Horse Show is a great opportunity for student riders to learn about the numerous opportunities for college equestrian scholarships as well as the various college equestrian competition formats. By educating them on these important elements, we aim to help them make better informed decisions about their future.