Friday Lexington, KY~ Qualified endurance riders between the ages of 14-21 will follow some of the same trails as the 2010 World Equestrian Games riders over Lexington farms and fields as they compete for the North American Junior/Young Rider Championship award. As of this writing, 29 riders from five countries will head out on the 160k 4* and 120k 2* ridesFriday morning.
4* (Definite Entries as of July 20, 2011)
Devan Horn on DJB Deste Jassman
Mary Kathryn Clark on Ebony Cassanova
Kelsey Russell on My Wild Irish Gold
Kyle Gibbon on Miss Koran
Lindsay Bean on Tektonic
Jessica DiCamillo on Crestwind Premiere
Lee Hutten on I Bee Jazzin
2* (Riders in this category may change mounts)
Sophia Bashir on Dazed and Amazed
Keslsey Kimbler on LR Bold Greyson
McCamey Kimbler on Granny’s Scarlet
McKinzie Flanagon on Guesswhozgotitall
Mallory Capps on Khomets Sassi Bambi
Cassandra Roberts on SA Belshazarr
Meghan Delp on Layla Z Gold
Forest Green on PL Nino
Steven Hay on Khalil Asam
Alayna Wagner on Laconic
Katherine Gardener on Gold Raven
Liz Moran on Hadban USA
Frances Chase-Dunn on DJB Cytron Kon JMF
Gabriel Mendoza on Mirbat Dreamy Gal
Mariana Meixueiro on FC Lantana
Christopher Ugarte on Lu Nor Soverign
Jessica Yavis on Mistys Knight
Emma Webb on CWM Felen Zillary
Maria Capdevila de Chopitea on Reach For The Gold
Pauline Wadewitz on Spectacular Gold
Francisco Quintana Barrera on BHF Flash Back
Camilo Andres Villa on Sir Vulent
The NAJYRC is the top competition in North America for Junior and Young Riders, the only FEI championship held every year on the continent. Endurance is the fifth discipline to be included. Dressage, eventing, and jumping have been recognized disciplines in this competition since 1981. Reining was added in 2008.
Age qualifications for horse and rider: An Athlete must be fourteen (14) to twenty-one (21) years of age, born between January 1, 1990 and July 29, 1997 and a current member in good standing from the date of the application through the end of the NAJYRC of the AERC, AERC International and USEF, and have current FEI registration.
The horse must be at least eight (8) years old, eligible under FEI rules, registered with the FEI, life recorded with the USEF pursuant to USEF Rule GR1102, in good standing under USEF rules and must have a valid FEI Passport.
An agreement reached with the Fédération Equestre Internationale allows the 2011, 120km NAJYR Endurance Championship to be held as a CEI** and outlines eligibility guidelines. To qualify, riders must have competed in at least three 50-mile rides and completed an event at the FEI CEI* level.