The North American Jr/Young Riders Championships – Overview

The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent. For complete information on the competition and its qualifying criteria, please visit the USDF website:

For more information on the NAJYRC program

Region 9 FEI Jr / YR Coordinator:
Kathy Jones:
Benny Pfabe:

Congratulations to the 2015 NAJYRC Region 9 Team

The qualifying period for the 2015 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships has ended.  I am pleased to announce the riders who will be representing Region 9 at this year’s competition in Lexington, Kentucky.

Young Rider Team
Kalie Beckers on Carush
Cassie Schmidt on (TBD)
Anna Campbell on Liebling
Mattie Zepernick on Wencenza
Cassie Schmidt on (TBD) (alternate)
Ty Wittke on Whispering Wind (alternate)
Katie Conover on Deucalion (alternate)

Junior Rider Team
Bronwyn Cordiak on Dschingis Blue
Allison Hopkins on Windsor
Maddie Lacy on Flintstone
Chloe Taylor on Calecto V
Eden Wyker on Welmingh (alternate)
Gaby Stephens on Warendorf (alternate)

Qualifying for the NAJYRC in Region 9 was especially competitive this year.  Each of our declared riders is to be commended for their efforts in a highly competitive field.  I wish you all the best of luck in your future riding careers and encourage you to continue your participation in the FEI Junior and Young Rider program in years to come.  And to our team members, I would like to congratulate you and wish you the best of luck in Kentucky!

Ed Lavallee
Region 9 2015 FEI Jr/YR Coordinator

Annual Reports

2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009/ 2008

Team Photos