Video ©Rebecca Jarrell
Event Date: July 18-22, 2018
Rebecca Farm – Kalispell, Montana
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. Riders 14-18 compete at Preliminary/CCI*, and riders 16-21 compete at Intermediate/CCI**. There is a selection process by upper level riders that will determine which riders will represent the Area at the Championships. Throughout the year, there are mandatory training clinics and camps for qualified and (by invitation) potential NAJYRC candidates. 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.
We are incredibly fortunate and grateful that Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana has once again agreed to host the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships in association with its annual “The Event at Rebecca Farm”, which, as can be seen from the below video, is one of the premier events in the country.
This terrific venue offers an incredible opportunity to our young riders and grooms – to travel across the country with their horses and compete side-by-side with some of the best in the world. But, it’s a long way away, and it’s quite expensive to get everyone there. Area I remains committed to providing as much support as we possibly can to our young riders so that their personal financial resources do not limit their ability to pursue their competition dreams. Please help if you can!