A Look at Past North American Youth Championships

HISTORIC MOMENT: Para-equestrian dressage joined the NAJYRC lineup in 2015. Team USA won the gold medal. On podium: team members Sydney Collier, Kate Shoemaker, and Cambry Kaylor; and US para-dressage chef d’équipe Kai Handt. Joining judges and other VIPs was US Para-Equestrian Association president Hope Hand (front row, center). Susan Stickle photo

The FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for Dressage is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, ages 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of dressage, show jumping, and eventing. The competition is run under FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body of equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent. This year’s competition recently concluded on August 14, 2022. We take this opportunity to look back on some of the past competitions. Editor’s note: The competition was previously known as the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC).


Julia Burtt, Kya Endreson and Dominique Cassavetis, Gold Medal Junior Dressage Team from Region 1 at the 2011 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.







YOUNG RIDER TEAM MEDALISTS: Bronze: Region 1 (Kaitlyn Lingard, Anna Weniger, Kristin Counterman, Chase Shipka). Gold: Region 3 (Katrina Sadis, Rachel Robinson, Marline Syribeys, Barbara Davis). Silver: Region 2 (Sophia Schults, Jacquelynn Mackie, Callie Jones, Rebekah Mingari). Photo credit: ©ESI Photography



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