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Are You Ready for the 2019 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North?

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 19, 2019, 2:57 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2019 Adequan®/Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) for Dressage and Jumping is fast approaching and athletes around the country are diligently training and competing to qualify. NAYC is the premier youth equestrian competition in North America, where young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals. The competition is run under FEI rules and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.

The NAYC for Dressage and Jumping will be held as a stand-alone event from July 30-August 4, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y. This state-of-the-art equestrian facility is located 45 minutes north of New York City in the charming town of North Salem, N.Y. The iconic venue provides an idyllic backdrop to NAYC’s prestigious dressage and jumping championships.

For many athletes, this competition marks not only the first time they will compete on a team but also the first time they will compete for their country. NAYC provides an exciting opportunity for these athletes to compete against their peers in a format similar to senior international championships, like the World Championships. Competitors and parents will also enjoy a range of educational events and opportunities to learn the skills necessary to pursue a career in competitive riding from some of equestrian sports’ greatest stars.

Dressage Information

The NAYC for Dressage is open to athletes FEI ages 14-21 competing in the FEI Junior and FEI Young Rider divisions. The qualification period is from August 1, 2018, through June 23, 2019. All applications and fees must be submitted online by May 15, 2019.

Potential athletes can learn more about NAYC for Dressage qualifying competitions, application requirements, and selection procedures here.

Final competition schedules will soon be available here.

Stay up to date on the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North by following FEI NAYC on Facebook and Twitter. Use #FEINAYC.

Jumping Information

The NAYC for Jumping is open to athletes FEI ages 12-21 competing in the FEI Children, FEI Junior, and FEI Young Rider divisions. The qualification period is from June 11, 2018, through June 2, 2019. Applications and Certificates of Capability must be submitted by June 11, 2019, for all zones except Zone 10. Potential athletes can learn more about NAYC for Jumping qualifying competitions, application requirements, and selection procedures here.

The NAYC for Jumping also offers $75,000 in prize money for the Young Rider and $50,000 for the Junior categories, and an opportunity to qualify for the FEI Youth Nations Cup Final in Opglabbeek, Belgium.

Final competition schedules will soon be available here.

Stay up to date on the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North by following FEI NAYC on Facebook and Twitter. Use #FEINAYC.

 

Photos by: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian