All but one of the 45 horses presented to the Ground Jury this afternoon at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) at The Event at Rebecca Farm will move on to compete after the first horse inspection. This year’s Ground Jury for the NAYC in Kalispell, Mont. consists of Jo Young (CAN), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Judy Hancock (GBR).
All NAYC competitors showed up with smiles and synchronized outfits, ready to seize the day in Big Sky Montana. However, one horse Area V, Annah Yoder’s Ern More Cash (Ernwells King x January Wild), and one horse from Area VI, Sophie Tice’s Mojo (Private Talk x Meaux), were sent to the hold box. Mojo was accepted upon reinspection in the CICOY2* but unfortunately Ern More Cash was not accepted after reinspection in the CCIJ1*.
Twenty-five horses move forward in the NAYC CCIJ* Junior Eventing Championship and 19 horses continue in the NAYC CICOY2* Young Riders Nations Cup. Dressage gets underway tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (MDT) and the CCIJ1* will dance into the dressage arena at 8:30 a.m. (MDT) on Friday.
NAYC live scores are available here. Live scores for all the divisions at The Event at Rebecca Farm can be found here. Live streaming is available on the USEF Network here (use the code NAYCE18 for a free fan membership).
For other helpful links, read the USEA article, Rebecca Farm Fast Facts.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.