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The year 2020 has certainly been one full of changes, and it is during this time that the USEF will pivot the Eventing North American Youth Championships to the USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge. We are extremely grateful to all of the hosts of the Eventing North American Youth Championships over the past 40+ years. The Championships provided invaluable experience, memories and opportunities for all involved.

We look forward to introducing the Youth Team Challenge, which will offer more athletes the opportunity to participate in a team environment. The Youth Team Challenge will mimic the Nations Cup Series with selected short formats leading up to a fall long format. The Team Challenge will also allow for athletes 25 and under to participate. The Youth Team Challenge will consist of four to six short format competitions and two long format competitions (one on each coast during the fall of 2021). The host competitions will be selected through a bid process.

All athletes interested in competing in a YTC competition must complete their Area Declaration by January 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST. The Area Declaration form is found in an athlete's MyUSEF account under the Athlete Dashboard

Important Dates: 

  • November 20, 2020: Area Declaration for athletes opens
  • November 20, 2020: Bid process to host short and long format YTC competitions opens
  • December 15, 2020: Bid process to host short and long format YTC competitions closes
  • January 29, 2021: Area Declaration for athletes closes


Questions? Contact Christina Vaughn at [email protected] 

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Athletes wishing to file a grievance challenging a denial or threatened denial to participate in competition, please see the Athlete’s Guide to Filing a Grievance Regarding Opportunity to Participate and Grievance Form. For procedural guidance for filing a grievance, please contact Emily Pratt at [email protected]. Please contact the USOPC Athlete Ombudsman Office at (719) 866-5000, or [email protected], or visit for guidance as to the USOPC grievance processes.

Forms and Publications

Fillable Bid Application to Host YTC Competitions

Interested competition organizers will need to complete this bid application form by December 15, 2020.

Eventing Youth Team Challenge FAQs

Most questions in regards to the Youth Team Challenge can found in this FAQ

Eventing Youth Team Challenge Point System

The document explains the point system used for awards.