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Program Overview

The FEI Jumping North American Youth Championship for Children, Pre-Junior, 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:

          Children's Championship (NAChC): athletes FEI ages 12 - 14, fences up to 1.25m            

          Pre-Junior Championship (NAPJC): athletes FEI ages 14-16, fences up to 1.30m        

          Junior 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     

Click here for NAYC Athlete Application


2024 Gotham North/FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships presented by USHJA

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Traverse City, Michigan

July 30- August 4, 2024

NAYC Information Fact Sheet

Important Dates:

Please note the Qualifying Period for the 2024 North American Youth Championships for Jumping will begin September 1, 2023 and conclude June 2, 2024 (exception Zone 10 Young Rider, Junior, and Pre-Junior Trials)

September 1, 2023 - start of qualifying period 

January 15, 2024 - USEF NAYC online applications open

June 2, 2024 - application deadline and end of qualifying period (exception Zone 10 Young Rider/Junior/Pre-Junior)

June 10, 2024 - last day to earn and submit Certificates of Capability (exception Zone 10 Young Rider/Junior/Pre-Junior)


2024 Standings Lists 

 *please note 2024 Standings List calculation: standings will be based on the athlete/horse combination’s best five (5) results (highest prize money won in a class).

NAYC Children's Standings 

NAYC Pre-Junior Standings

NAYC Junior Standings

NAYC Young Rider Standings 


Questions?  Contact Erin Keating, USEF Director, Jumping Development 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:

Additional Resources

2023 NAYC Jumping Schedule

FEI Approved Schedule

2023 NAYC Timetable


2024 NAYC Selection Methodology

Memo - 2024 NAYC Selection Methodology

2023 NAYC Partner Hotels

hotel codes for 2023 NAYC

Zone 10 NAYC Selection Trials Standings

Selection Trial results after Temecula

2023 NAYC Water Certificate of Capability - Zones 1-9

Please note the height certificate of capability has been automated. Water certificate of capability form must be submitted.

2023 NAYC Selection Procedures

2023 North American Youth Championship Selection Procedures

2023 Zone 10 NAYC Selection Procedrures

ZONE 10 Selection Procedures for North American Youth Championships

2023 NAYC Water Certificate of Capability - Zone 10

Please note the height certificate of capability has been automated. Water certificate of capability form must be submitted. Each athlete/horse combination must earn a Certificate of Capability by completing a course at 1.30m or higher with a dug in three (3) meter open water jump with or without a rail. In either case, the jump must be in accordance with USEF JP129.

Zone 10 NAYC Information Packet

Zone 10 NAYC quick reference guide, selection procedures, water certificate of capability