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.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).