North American Junior & Young Rider Championships
The Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) competition has historically been held annually in the summer. The NAJYRC has been the pinnacle of a young rider's achievement. Teams from all areas of the U.S. as well as from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean are invited to compete in this international championship event. Special invitations have also included countries from South America. The NAJYRC has also been recognized as the official Junior Olympics for Equestrian by the USOC. The championship models the format of the Olympic Games, whereby riders from all three Equestrian disciplines of Eventing, Dressage, and Show Jumping assemble on one site to represent their country in competition. In the Eventing competition, each area will send a team and/individuals to represent their area. From very early on, many young riders see this as a potential goal for themselves as they progress through the levels of competition.
Now in 2018, the NAJYRC is known as the NAYC: The Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships Presented by Gotham North. Under that umbrella, there are two divisions: the CCI1* Junior Eventing Team Championship and the CICOY2* Young Riders Nations Cup.
NAYC Candidate Area declaration: A competitor's Area is determined by their address as listed with the USEA and USEF membership files.
CICOY2* (ages 16-21); CCIJ* (ages 14-18)
The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana is the site for the 2018 Discipline of Eventing taking place July 18-22, 2018 in conjunction with their July event. See the NAYC page for more information.
Interested in being considered for your area's Young Rider Team? Contact your Area Young Rider Coordinator for more information.