Dear Area I Young Rider community:
It is my pleasure to introduce Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, email@example.com, 617 901 2529, who will be the Area I NAJYRC coordinator for 2018.
As many of you know, the eventing NAJYRC for 2018 will once again be held as part of The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT July 18-22, 2018. We are thrilled that Buck Davidson has agreed to return as the Area I team coach!
We send this message now to let you know that the 2018 Area I NAJYRC Rider and Groom application forms are now available below, and must be submitted by January 15, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Moreover, the sooner the better, particularly for rider candidates, as we hope to schedule training/evaluation clinics and camps on dates and in locations that are most convenient to the largest number of rider candidates. The application forms ask rider candidates to indicate their availability and preferences for dates and locations, and we would appreciate receiving that information as soon as possible.
We realize that the application and qualification process can be somewhat confusing. We have prepared and posted a Timeline of key dates that you will hopefully find helpful, and will distribute information about selection events, clinic and camp locations and dates, etc as promptly as we can as they become available. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Brenda with any questions.
Sarah Adams, Area I Chairman
AREA I YOUNG RIDER PROGRAM – Mission
To be the core program for the encouragement, promotion and development of young riders of all abilities in the sport of eventing throughout New England and New York, fostering inclusion of all in the youth eventing community
AREA I YOUNG RIDER PROGRAM – Vision
★ To enhance enjoyment and involvement in the sport through an engaged and supportive youth eventing community.
★ To equip young riders with fundamental skills and knowledge to enable them to compete safely and competently in lower level competitions.
★ To provide a structured path for riders pursuing qualification and selection as performance athletes for upper level national competitions.
What is the YR Program?
The Young Rider Program is offered through the United States Eventing Association for riders 21 years of age or younger. Each Area runs its own YR Program accommodating riders of all levels. The Young Rider program is divided into two sub-programs or branches: YRAP Young Rider Advancement Program and NAJYRC North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Program. The price to join the YR Program is $50 for riders competing at Training and below and $75 for those riders competing at Preliminary and above. Each Area program is facilitated by a volunteer Young Rider Coordinator.
YRAP Young Rider Advancement Program
This branch focuses on providing a wide variety of activities and provides support to riders at all levels in developing their individual goals. Its mission is to develop camaraderie among young riders and a commitment to the sport that will be carried on into their adult lives. YRAP can help the region’s Young Riders to realize their goals and eventually achieve the success they desire through dedication, teamwork and discipline.
NAJYRC North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Program
The NAJYRC branch focuses on developing riders and horses to create teams to represent Area I at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) each summer. This program is more structured than YRAP as the ultimate goal is to field a team that represents Area I. There are significant costs associated with participation in this program which can be reduced by successful team and individual fundraising.