NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) competition is held annually in the summer (formerly North American Junior Young Rider Championship). The NAYC 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 NAYC 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 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.
CCI3*-S: ages 16-25 || CCI2*-L: ages 14-18
Rebecca Farms in Kalispell, MT is the site for the 2022 NAYC.
APPLICATION & DECLARATIONS
2022 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 March 1, 2022.
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>2020 NAYC Championship Applications.
There are two separate applications, 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!
***You will need a total of FIVE MERs to compete at NAYC in the CCI2*-L.***
1 MER at a CCI-S2* OR 1 CCI-L2* :
Must be achieved as a pair.
Must be achieved between January 1, 2021 and June 23, 2022
Achieve 3 MERs at the Preliminary level OR Higher and one additional MER at the Preliminary level OR higher with no more than 20 jumping penalties on Cross-Country. MERs at the Preliminary level must be achieved by both the Athlete and the horse, though not necessarily as a pair.
2020 FEI Eventing Dressage Tests will be used for both the CCI2*-L and CCI3*-S Championship.
See www.youngriders.org for more information.