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Mallory Hogan and her 10-year-old Holsteiner mare, Clarissa Purisima aka "Clarissa," traveled to Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. to represent Area VI in the Adequan/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. The pair earned individual bronze and team gold medals. Mallory has been sharing her journey to compete in NAJYRC, click here to learn more about her and Clarissa and click here to read about her experience at Area VI Young Rider Camp.
It was the scramble team of Area I/IV that took home the gold medal in the CICOY2* at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. Finishing on a cumulative score of 198, the Area I/IV Team reached a whopping 17.8 lead over silver medal team, Area VII, who finished on a 215.8.
After Emily Thompson withdrew her 12-year-old Connemara gelding Paddington (Yavari x Glen Abbey) before show jumping, and the other three members of the team took down rails, overnight leading team Canada dropped two podium places to end up taking home the bronze medal instead.
Chris Barnard’s show jumping course shook up the CH-J* leaderboard today at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. In the end, Area VI came out on top as the 2017 NAJYRC CH-J* Champions after laying down a couple double clear rounds, cumulating a final team score of 161.6.
When overnight leaders Area I fell down to fourth place position after dropping numerous rails, Area II was able to move up to take home silver after putting in three clear rounds on a final score of 164.1. Canada, who sat in second place position overnight, had no room for error today, but unfortunately the team pulled some rails, knocking them down a podium position to take home the bronze medal on a 165.2.
There was a moment of tension in the final veterinary inspection of the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships when overnight second-placed CH-J* horse, Indie, was sent to the hold box, but upon reinspection he was accepted and will move forward to show jumping with Sloane Pierpont representing Area II.
Mojo (ridden by Sophie Tice) for Area VI was also sent to the hold box, but passed upon reinspection.
In the CICOY2*, Emily Thompson’s Canadian Team mount Paddington was held, but was also accepted after his second presentation to the Ground Jury.
When overnight leaders, Area V, didn’t have their first two riders finish the cross-country course the field was wide open for the other six teams to move up the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships CH-J* leaderboard.
Together all four of the Area I riders added only 3.2 time penalties to their team dressage score which enabled them to move into gold medal position. As the reigning gold medal team, the Area is out to defend their title so will be looking for all clear show jumping rounds since they only have a a rail in hand over second-placed Canada. The team from Area VI rounds out the team standings on a 157.6.
Team Canada held onto their lead in the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) CICOY2* after cross-country today. Three of the four team riders jumped around clear with just a bit of time against them, and only one had trouble on course with jumping penalties, for a cumulative team score of 180.8.
“I am pretty proud of the girls, and they did a great job,” stated Penny Rowland, Team Canada Chef d’Equipe. “They all supported each other, and we all got great feedback from each other as they came back from the course. This event is just amazing, and we owe a huge thank you to the Broussard family for hosting us.”
There are five teams competing for a chance to be named as the top Young Riders in North America, and it is Team Canada who has claimed the early lead in the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships CICOY2*. With a combined score of 158.4 they have a 3.6 lead over the hometown team of Area VII. The combined team of Area I/IV is on a 173.6 for third.
The long road to Montana was conquered, jogs were passed and teams were selected so competition could officially get underway at the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) with dressage. Thirty-five horses entered the arena today, representing seven teams from the United States and Canada in the CH-J* at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont.
The Event at Rebecca Farm in breathtaking Kalispell, Mont. is a destination event that draws eventers from all over the country, and will this year play host to the prestigious FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. The event, held in memory of the late Rebecca “Becky” Broussard, is celebrating its 16th year this summer. All the action kicks off tomorrow, starting with the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competitions.
The FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championship (NAJYRC) is a one-of-a-kind championship that will coincide with The Event at Rebecca Farm on July 19-23, 2017. This competition brings together the best young riders of the United States, where they can establish themselves as young professionals and can prove that they can make it on future United States eventing teams.
United States Equestrian (USEF) has released the list of definite entries for the 2017 FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships taking place next week at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. There are 33 horse-and-rider combinations from Areas I, II, III, V, VI, and VIII competing in the CH-J* division, and 14 pairs from Areas I, III, IV, VI, VII, and VIII contesting the CICOY2*.