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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                   

          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     

**New for 2021** 

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


 2020 FEI North American Youth Championship- cancelled

2021 FEI North American Youth Championships

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Traverse City, Michigan

August, 2021

Important Dates:

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 (Children's, Junior, Young Rider)

January 1, 2020 - online applications open

January 1, 2020 - start of qualifying period (Pre-Junior)

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)

2020 Standings Lists:

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

2020 NAYC Selection Procedures

2020 FEI North American Youth Championships Selection Procedures

2020 NAYC Pre-Junior Selection Procedures

2020 NAYC Pre-Junior Selection Procedures (All Zones)

2020 Zone 10 NAYC Selection Procedures

2020 Zone 10 North American Youth Championship Selection Procedures for Juniors and Young Riders

Zone 10 NAYC Selection Trials Application

Zone 10 Junior and Young Rider Selection Trials Application **MUST ALSO COMPLETE USEF ONLINE APPLICATION**

2020 Zone 10 NAYC Dates and Deadlines

Zone 10 NAYC Dates and Deadlines Cheat Sheet

2019 USEF Chefs Manual Jumping & Dressage

Chef's Manual with information regarding the FEI NAYC.

FEI Age Determination

A guide to determining an athlete's FEI Age, which may be different from USEF age.