by Kate Poulin
Anna Tillman just turned seventeen. She has been riding for nine years but used to do eventing. Anna will be trying out for the team with the Native American Heritage Center's horse, Cavalier. Cavalier is a 21-year-old Danish gelding who is owned and trained by Jeanette Sasson.
She has only been riding Cavalier for two months. Her original mount, Zanyo, an 18-year-old Dutch gelding, was sidelined this season, and not able to compete. She received her USDF Bronze Medal and was high point at Fourth Level in Georgia.
Young Rider Teams are required to raise their own funds to reach their goal. Donations for a region's NAYRC team expenses can be tax deductible.
USDF Tax Free Guidelines
USDF Advanced Young Rider Qualifying procedures are on the USDF web site