With Opening Ceremonies just three days away, final preparations for the 2014 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) are in full swing. The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that 216 Definite Entries have been received for the championship, which runs July 15-20, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This year’s championships look to be as competitive as ever with Canada, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States all represented.
Of the 74 riders set to compete in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior and Young Riders’ Dressage Championship, 39 will vie for medals in Young Rider competition, with 35 lining up in the Junior championship. In Team competition, two Canadian and six U.S. teams are set to stake their claim on Young Rider glory, and three Canadian and seven U.S. teams are set in the Junior division.
In the USHJA North American Junior and Young Riders’ Show Jumping Championship, 28 Young Riders and 39 Juniors compose Individual competition. Three Canadian and six American teams will look to secure Team medals in Young Rider competition, with three Canadian, one Mexican, and seven American teams lining up in the Junior Championship.
One Canadian and three U.S. teams are set to go in the Young Rider portion of the USEA North American Junior and Young Riders’ Eventing Championship, and two Canadian and nine U.S. teams make up Junior competition. In total, 17 riders will stake their claim on Young Rider excellence and 44 compose the Junior division.
A field of 14 riders is set to race in the North American Young Riders’ Endurance Championship, with three U.S. teams composing Team competition.
Unfortunately, due to insufficient entries, the North American Junior and Young Riders’ Reining Championship has been cancelled, but is anticipated to run in 2015.