YRA Family

An equestrian program for European talented show jumpers.

The equestrian world is constantly evolving, encompassing aspects ranging from sponsorship and media to technology, horse welfare, and anti-doping.

To develop and foster young talented show jumpers who can excel in value and competitiveness, we must prioritize athlete education.

Training young riders should not only be a starting point early in their careers but also a continuous process throughout their professional journey.

The Young Riders Academy was created with the goal of producing future ambassadors for the sport who are knowledgeable, excellent, and can serve as role models for others.

We view the Young Riders Academy as a family, with members who are always welcome, even after they have completed the program. Our platform is open to all Young Riders Academy alumni who have continued in the sport and stayed in contact with the Academy founders.

We aim to assist them in diverse ways and provide support, inspiration, and companionship among all YRA colleagues.

We invite members of the YRA family to clinics and competitions and will do everything possible to maintain a positive spirit. Staying in touch with the YRA family is essential to keep us informed about their plans and to assist new entries in the Academy.

2023 – members

Hannes Ahlmann GER, Mira Oliva Hoeidal NOR, Lars Kersten NED, Sean Monaghan IRL, Robert Murphy GBR, Thibeau Spits BEL, Lily Attwood GBR, Niamh McEvoy IRL, Thibault Philippaerts BEL, Egor Shchibrik PAL, Tereza Svobodova CZE.

2022 – members

Ignacio Astolfi ESP, Sofia Manzetti ITA, Conor McMahon IRL, Zoe Osterhoff GER, Philipp Schulze Topphoff GER, Joseph Stockdale GBR, Alexander Housen BEL, Gilles Muller SUI, Gaj Riossa SLO, Joana Schildknecht SUI.

2020 – members

Jack Whitaker GBR, Jodie Hall McAteer GBR , My Relander EST, Linda Portychova CZE, Jason Foley IRL, Jack Ryan IRL, Georgia Tame GBR, Richard Vogel GER, Lars Kuster NED, Simon Morssinkhof BEL.

2019 – members

Susan Fitzpatrick, IRL; Amy Inglis, GBR; Wilma Marklund, SWE; Elin Ott, SUI; Michael Pender, IRL; Vaclav Stanek, CZE; Justine Tebbel, GER; Sophie Hinners, GER; Alexa Stais, RSA, Felix Koller, AUT.

2018 – members

Harry Charles GBR; Ventsislav Izov BUL; Lisa Nooren NED; Jenny Rankin IRL; Lisa Ulven NOR; Chloe Whinchester GBR; Pieter Clemens BEL; Guido Franchi ITA; Matteo Leonardi ITA; Dimme d´Haese BEL; Christopher Kläsener GER; Darragh Ryan IRL.

2017 – members

Francesca Ciriesi, ITA; Matt Garrigan, IRL; Guido Klatte, GER; Andrzeij Oplatek, POL; Adam Grzegorzewski, POL; Kendra Brinkop, GER; Niklas Krieg, GER; Michael G Duffy, IRL; Karin Martinsen, SWE; Karen Polle, JPN.

2016 – members

Pål Flam, NOR; Jack Dodd, IRL; Emma O´Dwyer, GBR; Laura Klaphake, GER; Eoin McMahon, IRL; Michael Duffy, IRL; Derin Demirsoy, TUR; Laetitia Du Couêdic, SUI; Giampiero Garofalo, ITA; Basile Rubio, FRA.

2015 – members

Boy Adrian van Gelderen, BEL; George Whitaker, GBR; Marcel Marschall, GER; Margaux Rocuet, FRA; Jonathan Gordon, IRL; Maria Madenova, RUS.

2014 – members

Bertram Allen, IRL; Monika Martini, GRE; Chantal Müller, SUI; Emilie Stampfli, SUI.