NORTH AMERICAN JUNIOR & YOUNG RIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) competition is held annually in the summer. The NAJYRC is 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 is also 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.
CIC** (ages 16-21); CH-J* (ages 14-18)
Rebecca Farms in Kalispell, MT is the site for the 2017 NAJYRC.
APPLICATION & DECLARATIONS
2017 NAJC and CICOY Applications are now online. The application can be accessed through each Athlete’s dashboard at https://athletes.usef.org/profile/applications.
Please remember that the deadline for applications is midnight on May 15, 2017.
Athletes can access the applications through their Authorized User Account on the USEF Website: www.usef.org. The applications can be found under the “EVENT APPLICATIONS” tab>EVENTING>2016 NAJC/CICY Championship Applications.
There are two separate applications, one for the NAJC and one for the CICY, and you must apply for the correct Championship; a confirmation e-mail will be sent automatically upon completion of the application. YOU MUST DECLARE YOUR AREA THROUGH YOUR ‘MY USEF’ ACCOUNT!
Please be sure to fill out an application if there is ANY chance you might want to qualify and attend the NAJYRC; if you have not filled out an application and decide later you want to ride, you will not be able to!
2015 FEI Eventing Dressage “B” Tests would be used for both the NAJC and CICY Championship:
See www.youngriders.org for more information.