Ontario Hunter Jumper Association

The North American Young Riders Program 

This year's Adequan FEI NAJYRC will be held  at Hits-on-the Hudson in Saguerties, New York, July 18th to July 23rd, 2017.

Where: Hits-on-the-Hudson, Saugerties, New York
Website: www.youngriders.org

New for 2017!

This year NAJYRC has added a Children’s Jumper Division to the event and it has been called the North American Children’s Jumper Championship (NACJC). The NACJC will be held in Saugerties in conjunction with the NAJYRC.

IMPORTANT!
Please visit HERE for information, criteria and forms on the North American Young Riders Championship (NAJYRC)
Please visit
HERE  for information, criteria and forms on the North American Children's Jumper Championship (NACJC)

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IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Late Applications will not be accepted.

Application submission  - Download from EC and send forms to
Crystal Labelle/NAJYRC clabelle@equestrian.ca

Completed & Returned by
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Certificate of Capability 
Download from EC and send forms to
Crystal Labelle/NAJYRC clabelle@equestrian.ca

June

Short List announced for NAJYRC

TBA

Teams for NAJYRC announced

TBA

Horses arrive in Saugerties, NY

July 18th - 23rd

North American Children's, Junior and Young Riders Championships


Questions, clarification, comments?  Please contact Crystal Labelle
GENERAL INFORMATION about NORTH AMERICAN JUNIOR & YOUNG RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIPS (NAJYRC)

NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for Junior and Young Riders, age 14-21. The North American Junior and Young Riders Championship (NAJYRC) is an international event held annually mid-Summer.

The competition is run under the rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale: the international governing body for equestrian sport) and is the only FEI championship held annually in North America. This Championship is unique because it hosts four FEI disciplines for Young Riders simultaneously; Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage, and Reining. Equestrian teams are invited from each of the 12 Zones in the United States, each Canadian Provinces, Northern and Southern Mexico, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands.

The Championships are set up in a similar format to Olympic or Pan American Games. The objective of the Championships is to prepare young competitors for higher FEI levels of competition and give them experience in being a Team Member for their respective regions. The teams compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Team and Individual Medals.

Many of North America’s best equestrians got their start at the NAJYRC including Olympic medalists Greg Best, Chris Kappler, McLain Ward, and David and Karen O’Connor.  Canadian international team members include Chris Pratt, Erynn Ballard,  Frankie Chesler-Ortiz, Lisa Carlsen, Harold Chopping, Jonathan Millar, Amy Millar, Martina Pracht and Keean White to name a few.

The NAJYRC began in 1974 as an Eventing challenge between the United States and Canada. A dressage championship was added in 1981, and show jumping was added in 1982. The first complete Young Riders Championship was held in British Columbia, in 1982. The Championships were expanded to officially include a championship division for juniors in 2006. The discipline of reining was added to the official schedule in 2008.


 


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