In 2017, the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships will be held at The Event at Rebecca Farms in Kalispell, MT. The event dates are July 19-23, 2017.
All Area VII Young Riders interested in representing our Area at either the One Star or the Two Star competition must turn in a letter of intent to the Area VII coordinator by March 1st. This letter or email should include qualifications to date and a plan for the upcoming show season. Please include contact information for yourself and your trainer. Send to: Karla Nichwander email@example.com no later than March 1st, 2017 for consideration at the 2017 NAJYRC.
Current Young Rider members who are interested in grooming at NAJYRC should send an email outlining their horse management and grooming experience to Karla by April 1st. The letter should also include birth date and two reference contacts. The number of grooms that will attend NAJYRC depends on the number of riders attending an may change until the actual departure day. Age, experience, stamina, work ethic and sportsmanship are all criteria for being chosen to be a groom at NAJYRC. As any past groom will testify, the days are long but the rewards are worth it.
Area VII will again be holding a YR Team Challenge at Caber Farms Horse Trial, August, 2017. This will be a competition comprising of teams of 3-4 riders at each of four levels: Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary. Other Areas and Area VII Adult Riders will be invited to participate with ribbons and prizes awarded to the first place team in each level. YRs will be required to submit Letters of Intent and qualifications by June 1st to the Team Challenge Chef d'Equipe (Barb Jensen).
Forms that you may need for NAJYRC and Team Challenge:
2017 Parent Consent Letter
Area YR Coach -John Camlin
John has been riding horses for over thirty-one years, with twenty-two of those years at the international level. He has competed at events such as Punchestown (Ireland) and Boekelo (Holland), and as a youth, has competed at the McClay Medal at Madison Square Garden. John has been long-listed and short-listed for the United States Equestrian Team and has trained with Jimmy Wofford, Jack LeGoff, Derek DiGrazia, Frank Chapot, Jimmy Williams and Barbara Worth. John is a strong supporter of the Area VII Young Rider Program and has been a selector for several of the past years. He is based out of Caber Farms, his own farm in Onalaska, WA.
Team Selector - Anna Collier
Anna has been riding and competing for over 25 years. Her training consists of riding through CCI**** Three Day Eventing, and Show Jumping and Hunters with finishes at Rolex in 2003 and 2004 full format as well as 2015 short format finish. Anna has been a short list alternate for the Olympics and an alternate for the Pan Am Games. Anna’s name is often heard as Area Rider of the Year for Area VII annual awards. In addition to her own personal achievement, Anna has produced more than 5 horses to the Advanced level as well as coached riders fromBN to Advanced. Competing as a Young Rider in Area VII for 4 consecutive years as well as receiving the Fritz Cup, Anna is an experienced eye as she comes on board as a selector for the Area. Anna is based out of Vossenberg Farm Event Facility and has managed and co –owned for past 10 years plus.
Team Selector -Sarah Lorenz
Team Selector -Jordan Lindstedt