Young Riders from Six Countries Competing at Kentucky Horse Park this Week Opening Ceremonies Tonight

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 Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm~  Nearly 250 riders, ages 14-21, from 6 countries, along with their families, trainers, friends, veterinarians, farriers, judges, volunteers and spectators (174 riders from the U.S., 59 riders from Canada, 10 riders from Mexico, 2 riders from Columbia, 1 rider from Germany and 1 rider from Spain) will attend Opening ceremonies of the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium.

The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance.  Many of North America’s best equestrians who now regularly represent their country on Olympic, World Championship and Nations Cup teams got their first taste of international experience at NAJYRC.  The public is invited to attend.

The NAJYRC is included with park admission; opening ceremonies are free of charge.  Event dates: July 27-31.

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