The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce that it has become the newest affiliate of the Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA).

"NSBA is excited to be a part of the Youth Equestrian Development Association. NSBA shared YEDA’s mission to provide an equestrian riding program for youth riders. We look forward to working together to grow the show horse community through team showing and continuing education," stated Stephanie Lynn, NSBA director of operations.

“For the past year conversations between our two organizations yielded what we believed to be a common goal in developing the youth in the equine industry. Last summer YEDA founding members traveled to the NSBA boot camp in Cloverdale to support youth equestrian education and advancement. We discovered how much we had in common with the goals of the NSBA. YEDA members and coaches were doubly excited to travel to the NSBA World show and compete in the first ever Youth Team Championship sponsored by the NSBA and to have an opportunity to win a bronze. Once again the conversations began with the advantages of a strategic partnership and how together we could help both organizations bring coveted new youth to the horse industry,” said Ric Weitzel, YEDA co-founder.

About NSBA:
Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA's programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.

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