The FEI Jumping North American Youth Championship for Children, Junior, and Young Rider categories provides an exciting opportunity for riders in these age groups to compete against their peers in a Championship format similar to that of that of international senior Championships like the Olympic Games. Competition in each age category is held over the course of multiple days and features both a Team Competition, with Teams fielded by Zone, and an Individual Competition.
The categories are as follows:
Child Rider Championship (NAChC): athletes FEI ages 12 - 14, fences up to 1.25m
Junior Rider Championship (NAJC): athletes FEI ages, 14 - 18, fences up to 1.40m
Young Rider Championship (NAYRC): athletes FEI ages 16 - 21, fences up to 1.50m
2020 FEI North American Youth Championships - Please note the Qualifying Period for the 2020 North American Youth Championships for Jumping will begin September 1, 2019 and conclude June 15, 2020 (exception Zone 10 Junior and Young Rider Trials)
September 1, 2019 - start of qualifying period
January 1, 2020 - online applications open
June 15, 2020 - end of qualifying period, and last day to submit online application (exception Zone 10 Jr/YR)
June 22, 2020 - last day to earn and submit Certificates of Capability (exception Zone 10 Jr/YR)
Questions? Contact Jennifer Haydon, USEF Director, Jumping National Programs, at [email protected].
As an FEI athlete you are subject to Clean Sport anti-doping regulations for both your horses and yourself as an athlete. You and your horses are very likely to be tested. It is your responsibility to ensure you follow these regulations and a guide can be found at: https://www.usef.org/team-usa/sport-excellence-education/clean-sport