2007 North American Young Riders' Championships
The premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for Championships in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and eventing plus, for the first time in 2007, the western style discipline of reining. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport.
The NAJYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between young riders from the United States and Canada. A Dressage Championship was added in 1981, and Show Jumping was added in 1982. The first championship was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. Fully recognized championships for junior riders were added in 2006 and a fourth discipline, reining, was added in 2007.
This year’s competition takes place July 31-August 5. Horses and riders have a series of introductory activities, including veterinary inspections, on Tuesday, July 31. Competition in all four disciplines runs from approximately 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Sunday, July 31- August 5.
2007 North American Young Riders' Championships official site
New York, NY – April 5, 2007 – When the CN North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships returns to the Virginia Horse Center on July 31 through August 5, 2007, it will welcome a new presenting sponsor.
Georgina Bloomberg and Gotham North
Reining has been added as the fourth discipline to The United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) 2007 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC) for junior and young riders ages 14-21. The NAYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge betwe