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September 21, 2016

USEF Seeks New Host For NAJYRC

The Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships is on the hunt for a new home.

After taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park from 2009 to 2015, the NAJYRC moved to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker last year, but the U.S. Equestrian Federation will seek a new host for the 2017 and 2018 editions of the event. 

July 31, 2016

Area I Sweeps Eventing NAJYRC One-Star Gold

Parker, Colo.—July 31

When Erica Jarrell, sitting in the press conference with a gold medal around her neck, talked about the day of show jumping in the CCI* at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, it wasn’t even her own round and success with Uni Sprite she referenced. 

“It was overwhelming,” she said. “I was holding on for support to one of my grooms while my teammates were riding. Cornelia [Dorr] had the most beautiful show jumping round I’ve ever seen in my life.”

July 31, 2016

Lucy Matz Is Golden In NAJYRC Junior Individual Show Jumping

Parker, Colo.—July 31

Lucy Matz never thought she’d be riding Bailey VI, and she certainly never thought she’d be bringing the mare to the Colorado Horse Park for the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. She’s sure glad she did—Matz piloted Bailey VI to the individual gold medal in the junior competition.

July 30, 2016

Simpson Is Flawless Over Five Rounds For NAJYRC Young Rider Gold

 Parker, Colo.—July 30

 Sophie Simpson was truly in a league of her own in the young rider individual competition at NAJYRC.

Simpson won the opening speed round, put in two clear efforts for her team the next day to win gold, and topped it all off with two clear rounds in the individual competition to add another gold medal to her haul. 

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July 30, 2016

Niemuller Vaults To NAJYRC CCI* Lead After Eventful Cross-Country

Parker, Colo.—July 30

Annick Niemuller started the day of Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships CCI* cross-country in fourth place on FE Akari. But by the end of the day, she found herself sitting first after her own double-clear trip. 

July 30, 2016

U.S. Leads International Charge In NAJYRC Junior Individual Dressage

Parker, Colo.July 30

 All three North American countries were represented on the podium in the FEI Junior Individual test. Leading the charge was U.S. rider Jenna Upchurch on her horse Greystoke, taking the gold medal with a score of 70.63 percent.

Jenna Upchurch riding Greystoke. Photo by Ann Glavan.

July 29, 2016

Nothing Could Stop Mexico North’s Domination In NAJYRC Junior Show Jumping

Parker, Colo.July 29

 Nothing could stop Mexico from capturing the gold medals in Saturday’s junior NAJYRC team show jumping competition—not even a teammate being forced to retire after snapping a rein mid-course.

July 29, 2016

Hansen Goes From Equine Lameness To NAJYRC Dressage Gold

Parker, Colo.—July 29

In 2014, Nicholas Hansen listened as his veterinarian told him some devastating news about his mount, Ritter Benno. The horse had a stifle injury, and the chances he’d come back to full dressage work? They were not good.

But fast forward to today, when Hansen and “Ritter” led the victory gallop for the FEI Young Rider Individual test at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, gold medal draped around Hansen’s neck, and Ritter outfitted in a championship cooler. 

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