Endurance added to North American Junior and Young Rider Championship

Lexington, KY –From the NAJYRC Headquarters

Junior and Young Rider

– Less than four months before the Opening Ceremonies for the 2011 Championships planning is  well underway.  With the addition of Endurance, we will be utilizing a new part of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Endurance Base Camp will set up on Walt Robertson Way, across from the Secretariat Center. The rest of the venue is looking really good, having benefited from the overhaul which corresponded with last fall’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Schedule:

The Tentative Competition Schedule for competitors is available here: http://www.youngriders.org/Schedule.aspx and as soon as the Draft Schedules get approved by the FEI they will be posted.

For more than 30 years, the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North traditionally hosts championships for teams and individuals in the three Olympic Equestrian disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping. In 2008 reining was included, and in 2011 the sport of endurance will be introduced for the first time.

Included as a non-championship event since 2008 – participation and support for the program continues to grow. The 2011 championship will run from July 27-31 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and the endurance portion will use some of the same track that the World Endurance Championships ran over during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games last September.

The ride will take place on Friday July 29. The stabling, start, veterinary inspections and finish as well as portions of the course will be on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds. The remainder of the course for the 120km race will make use of private property near the horse park.

For more information please contact Joanie Morris at jmorris@usef.org.