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July 27-31, 2016
Colorado Horse Park
Parker, CO

2015 NAJYRC Junior Freestyle Gold Medal winner Barbara ‘Bebe’ Davis on Rotano

2015 NAJYRC Junior Team Medal Winners: Gold Ontario, Silver Region 7, Bronze Region 9

2015 NAJYRC Junior Individual Medal Winners: Gold Helen Claire McNulty, Silver Cammille Bergeron, Bronze Chloe Taylor

2015 NAJYRC Young Rider Freestyle Winners: Gold Naima Moreira Laliberte, Silver Hannah Bauer, Bronze Kerrigan Gluch

2015 NAJYRC Young Rider Individual Winners: Gold Natalie Pai, Silver Catherine Chamberlain, Bronze Naima Moreira Laliberte

2015 NAJYRC Young Rider Team Gold Medal Winner: Region 7 riders Samantha Jenny, Cassidy Gallman, Lindsey Brewin and Catherine Chamberlain

The NAJYRC is a unique and prestigious competition which brings together the top FEI Junior and Young Riders, age 14-21, from throughout North American and neighboring countries. Teams of qualified riders vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining. para-dressage 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 NAJYRC is designated by the FEI as a Continental Championship and is subject to the rules and restrictions of the FEI. The FEI Rules shall supersede all other rules during the course of the NAJYRC event.

Each USDF Region has a Regional Coordinator who may or may not also serve as the Chef d’Equipe. The regional coordinator is your first line of communication. They can answer any questions about the application and qualifying process, the competitions and how to prepare for your trip. Click here for a current list of Regional Coordinators and Chefs.

New to NAJYRC? Click here for more information.

Memo to Athletes Regarding 2016 NAJYRC Selection Procedures – Posted July 1, 2015

Athletes should thoroughly review the 2016 Selection Procedures. This document outlines the qualifying criteria, selection process for teams and several procedures which each athlete, coach and parent should be familiar.

Athletes who wish to compete at the NAJYRC MUST submit an application indicating their intent. An application fee of $50 is required with all applications submitted on or before May 3rd. Applications submitted between May 4th and May 17th will require an application fee of $300. The qualifying period for the 2016 NAJYRC is August 1, 2015 to June 20, 2016. Click here to apply.

Click here to find the current list of Qualifying Competitions.


Additional awards presented during the
USDF North American Juniors and Young Riders’ Dressage Championships

Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy

The Albers Award

If you have any further questions, contact the NAJYRC liaison at (859) 971-2277 or

Want to know what it’s like to compete at NAJYRC? Read about this rider’s experience!

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