2015 Adequan/FEI NAJYRC Welcomes 222 Riders

Tuesday's Dressage horse inspection. ( Photo: SusanJStickle.com)
Tuesday's Dressage horse inspection. ( Photo: SusanJStickle.com)

Lexington, KY - Tuesday evening's Opening Ceremonies marked the exciting start of the 2015 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC). The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that 222 entries are set to compete in the championships, which run July 14-19 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Of the 76 riders set to compete in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championship, 41 will vie for medals in Young Rider competition, with 35 lining up in the Junior championship. Teams will be competing from nine regions of the United States, from Mexico, and from the Canadian territories of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, British Columbia/Quebec, and British Columbia/Alberta. In the USHJA North American Junior and Young Rider Show Jumping Championship, 27 Young Riders and 46 Juniors compose the Individual competition.

A Canadian team, two Mexican teams, and nine American teams will look to secure Team medals in Junior competition, with a Canadian team and eight American teams lining up in the Young Rider Championship. Two Canadian and nine U.S. teams are set to go in the USEA North American Junior Eventing Championship. Four individual riders will stake their claim on Young Rider excellence in the CCIYR2*.

A field of 16 riders is set to race in the North American Young Rider Endurance Championship, with one Canadian and three U.S. teams composing team competition. New to NAJYRC this year, the North American Young Rider Para-Dressage Championship has a U.S. and a Canadian team, with 6 individuals hoping to claim top honors.

Stay connected with all the action at the 2015 NAJYRC at usefconnect.com/najyrc.

To learn more about the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North visit: www.youngriders.org

Tune in to the USEF Network starting at 7:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 18 to see the live stream of these rising stars in the sport.




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