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Program Overview

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:

          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     


2022 Gotham North/FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships presented by USHJA

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Traverse City, Michigan

August 9-14, 2022

NAYC Information Fact Sheet

Important Dates:

Please note the Qualifying Period for the 2022 North American Youth Championships for Jumping will begin September 1, 2021 and conclude June 20, 2022 (exception Zone 10 Young Rider, Junior, and Pre-Junior Trials)

September 1, 2021 - start of qualifying period 

January 15, 2022 - USEF NAYC online applications open

June 20, 2022 - application deadline and end of qualifying period (exception Zone 10 Young Rider/Junior/Pre-Junior)

June 27, 2022 - last day to earn and submit Certificates of Capability (exception Zone 10 Young Rider/Junior/Pre-Junior)


2022 Standings Lists:

 *please note 2022 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 


2022 Zone 10 NAYC Selection Trials (Young Riders, Juniors, Pre-Juniors) 

1. Desert Circuit VIII  | Desert International Horse Park  | March 16-20 - cancelled

2. Blenheim Spring Classic I   | Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park  |  March 30 - April 3 - cancelled

1. Temecula Valley Premier II |  Galway Downs  |  April 27-May 1

2. HMI Equestrian Challenge  |  Murieta Equestrian Center  |  May 18-22

3. Blenheim June Classic I   |   Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park   | June 8-12

Zone 10 Selection Trial Application

Zone 10 Selection Trial 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

Tentative 2022 FEI NAYC Timetable

tentative schedule for 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships

Zone 10 Selection Trial Standings

As of 6.6.2022

2022 Certificate of Capability

Certificate of Capability for NAYC and Prix des States

2022 NAYC Selection Procedures

Selection Procedures for the FEI North American Youth Championships: Children's Pre-Junior Junior Young Rider All Zones except Zone 10

Zone 10 NAYC Selection Quick Info Guide

Zone 10 NAYC Important Dates and Deadlines

Zone 10 NAYC Selection Procedures

Selection Procedures for Zone 10 Pre-Junior, Junior, Young Rider

NAYC Information Fact Sheet

Information on Membership Requirements, FEI Passports, USEF NAYC Application, Certificates of Capability, helpful links and more.

NAYC Application Checklist

Membership Checklist prior to Athlete Application

Zone Coordinators and Contact Information

Contact information for Zone Coordinators

2019 USEF Chefs Manual Jumping & Dressage

Chef's Manual with information regarding the FEI NAYC.