Packed with features, facts, photos, and fun stuff about horses and ponies. Kids learn about horse health, grooming tips, interesting breeds and famous horses, show-ring secrets, and how to improve their riding skills. Plus, there are celebrity rider interviews and posters to collect in each issue.

Editorial Reviews

Who Reads Young Rider?
Pony-mad youngsters have their own magazine filled with features, facts, photos, and fun stuff about horses and ponies. Aimed at kids aged 8-15, Young Rider is the only glossy, full-color equestrian magazine for young people in the United States, and includes easy-to-read articles on improving their riding skills, grooming, horse health, show-ring secrets, and much more including three or more posters in every issue.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • Pony Pen Pals: Make horsey friends!
  • Horsey Happenings: Readers find out what’s going on in the horse world.
  • Horse and Pony Problems: Readers’ questions answered – help for a horsey hassle.
  • Short Story: Entertaining fictional stories that readers can relate to.
  • Western Lessons and English Lessons: Tips to improve your riding.
  • Ask Dr. Julie: Veterinarian Dr. Julie Fox answers readers’ horsey health questions.
  • Me & My Horse: Pictures of the readers and their horses.
  • Posters: Three posters of beautiful horses and ponies in every issue.
  • Features: Each information-packed issue includes: English and Western training articles to help you become a better rider, advice from the best riders and trainers to help you with common problems, tips on everything from grooming to feeding, and spotlights on inspirational equestrians. Recent feature topics include deworming tips, trailering your horse, camp guide, horsey summer jobs, and making your own horse treats.

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Our editors and writers are equestrians themselves, each skilled in riding and keeping horses. They are passionate about the lifestyle in the same way our readers are, and they share their extensive knowledge with the Young Rider readers to help ensure their riding experience is the best that it can be.

Magazine Layout
Young Rider contains articles that are easy to understand and read, and every page features color pictures showing kids riding and looking after their horses and ponies. It is designed to be fun and interactive. Every issue includes at least three beautiful posters.

Comparisons to Other Magazines
While other equestrian publications are filled with clinical articles, Young Rider seeks to educate and entertain. We strive to make riding an enjoyable experience for young riders of all abilities. Each issue is filled with fun facts, quizzes, games, and opportunities to win prizes. It is the only equestrian publication in the United States specifically for children. Readers also get exclusive subscribers-only access to our website forums.

Advertising is relevant to the magazine, offering products and services that would be of interest to young horse and pony lovers. An Ad Index is included in each issue featuring the page number of the advertiser and the website url.

The United States Equestrian Foundation, the national governing body for equestrian sport in the United States, has recognized Young Rider for excellence with a Pegasus Award for Media as Overall Publication of the year in 2007.