Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced new dates and location for the 2024 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West, which will now be held during the National Sunshine Series 2, from November 6-10, 2024, at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, California. The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program plays an important role in developing top jumping athletes by encouraging junior and young riders to develop skills laying...

Applications Open for 2024 FEI North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 1, 2024, 1:00 PM EST

A podium moment from the 2023 FEI North American Youth Championships (Leslie Potter/US Equestrian) Lexington, Ky. – Youth athletes in dressage and jumping are invited to submit their applications for the 2024 FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), which will take place in Traverse City, Mich., July 30 – Aug. 4. NAYC is open to jumping athletes FEI ages 12-21 and dressage athletes FEI ages 14-25. The Championships provide exciting opportunities for youth athletes to gain...
Opglabbeek, Belgium – The U.S. Junior Jumping Team stepped up onto the podium and the U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team earned fourth place overall on Sunday at the 2023 FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final at Sentower Park in Belgium. “The juniors were great,” said U.S. Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski. “There were some nerves and some pressure from them. Overall, they were amazing in getting on the podium. I'm proud of all of them—they all rode great....


Flintfields Horse Park | Traverse City, Mich. | July 30 - Aug. 4, 2024

The FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) is the premier equestrian competition in North America for children (12-14), pre-junior (14-16), junior (14-18), young riders (16-21), and U25 (16-25). This championship allows youth to compete against their peers in a format similar to that of the Olympic games and other international senior championships. Young equestrians compete for team and individual FEI medals in the Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping and dressage.  The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.

The 2023 NAYC for Jumping and Dressage will be held at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Michigan from July 30 - Aug. 4, 2024.



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Coaching for the Team: How a U.S. Dressage Senior Team Member Coaches NAYC Athletes

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian | Aug 13, 2023, 10:00 PM

Athletes and coaches who have been to the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) often point to the exposure to international team competition as one of the primary benefits of the experience. With limited opportunities for equestrian athletes in the western hemisphere to compete on a team before reaching the senior levels of the sport, NAYC serves as an important steppingstone for young athletes with international aspirations. ©KTB Creative Group Sarah Tubman is a dressage athlete...

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