The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for juniors and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, the Para-Olympic discipline of para-dressage, and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that the Albers Award perpetual trophy was awarded to Region 3 Chef d’Equipe Sue Bender, at this year’s USDF North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships Read More
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Region 1 Young Rider Chase Shipka, of Marshall, VA, and her twelve-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding, Zigal, were awarded this year’s Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy. Read More
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today the riders selected to represent the United States in the USDF North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championships, at the 2017 Adequan®/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. Read More
Nicholas was the highest scoring competitor in the team test, individual test, and the freestyle test at this year’s USDF North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships at the Adequan®/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. Hansen... Read More
“Not only did Joan Clay work tirelessly before the NAJYRC even took place, but more impressive was how she was always going the extra mile, no matter what it took, for her Region 5 competitors during the entire week of the competition. She is the Energizer Bunny of chef d'equipes, who despite the... Read More
"Last year when I came I didn't make the freestyle. Being able to ride it this year was just fantastic. I have music that I made, and the choreography that we created between myself and my trainer and getting this result is just fantastic," she said. "He's a fabulous horse and to be able to say... Read More
Out for a bit of redemption, Matz explained that she narrowly missed the cut for the Junior Individual Final at the 2015 NAJYRC and made it her goal to make it beyond that point this year. She commented, "I just missed the cut last year. This year I wanted to be more consistent, especially in the... Read More
Upchurch and Greystoke only began working together this past December and have solidified a strong relationship to this point. Upchurch defined herself as a dressage enthusiast who loves the challenge, preciseness, and accuracy of the sport. "Winning gold, that's something you dream about the... Read More
Hansen and Ritter Benno have dominated the competition this week, as the pair did not earn a score lower than 70% for their efforts and have been working towards a strong performance in their last appearance at NAJYRC. Hansen was still shocked with the results, making their conclusion to... Read More
Sophie Simpson of (18, Wellington, FL) and Why Not accomplished a rare feat in the longstanding history of NAJYRC, as the pair secured the individual gold medal in the Young Rider Individual portion of competition, without adding a single fault to their score the entire week. Read More

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