Youth riders from across the country look forward to this week all year! The FEI North American Youth Dressage Championships (NAYC) presented by USDF is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders (ages 14-21) and U25 (ages 16-25). Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the Olympic equestrian disciplines of dressage and show jumping. 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.
Here, go behind the scenes at the 2023 NAYC with USDF’s Senior Education Coordinator Sarah Delahanty for an amazing week at Traverse City, Michigan.