The FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for Dressage is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, ages 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of dressage, show jumping, eventing, and the Para-Olympic discipline of para-dressage. The competition is run under FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body of equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent. 


2018 NAYC

Old Salem Farm | North Salem, NY | August 1-5, 2018

*Update to Qualifying Period*

August 1, 2017 - June 18, 2018


Questions?   Contact Hannah Niebielski, Director, Dressage National Programs

For more information on the application process and results/standings for the FEI NAYC, please visit the USDF website.  


Additional Resources

2018 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships for Dressage Selection Procedures - UPDATED 1.31.2018

Describes Selection Process for 2018 FEI NAJYRC for Dressage

Attachment A - USEF Code of Conduct

Attachment A - USEF Code of Conduct per Selection Procedures

Attachment B - Committee List

Attachment B - Committee List per NAJYRC Selection Procedures

2018 Qualifying Competition Calendar

Please note: updates to competitions (e.g. date changes) may be posted at any time – please check regularly for updated calendars.

2018 CDI Calendar

CDI Events held in the US - Approved by the FEI & US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee.

2018 CDI Report Form

CDI Report Form for 2018 USEF National Championships and NAJYRC

Memo Regarding 2018 Selection Procedures

Preliminary qualifying information for the 2018 FEI NAJYRC

2018 Qualifying Competition Calendar Notice to Managers - Updated 1.31.2018

Please note: updates may be posted at any time – please check regularly for an updated memo. Designated qualifying competition must comply with the outlined requirements stated in the Notice as well as the USEF Dressage Rules, USEF General Rules, and Selection Procedures/Qualifying Requirements which apply to the 2018 USEF/NAJYRC Qualifying Competitions.