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.
We've been riding the "corona-coaster" for several weeks now, but with the hopeful return to competition on the horizon, Nicole Brown checks in with USEA CEO Rob Burk, USEA President Max Corcoran, and Chair of the FEI Eventing Committee David O'Connor for an update on what things will look like as we get back to business.
Like most professionals, I tend to do gridwork for most of the winter, before transitioning to coursework through the competition season. I find this exercise to be a good middle ground exercise as you have a little bit of a gymnastic combined with two easy bending exercises to set you up well for doing courses.
In 1993, Stephen Bradley had something to prove. It was the year after the Barcelona Olympic Games where Bradley had two unexpected refusals at the water complex. “It was very disappointing and a huge learning curve for me,” said Bradley. Little did he know, his path to redemption would result in winning the Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) – a victory so great that only two Americans have achieved: Bruce Davidson Sr. in 1974 and Bradley in 1993.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved additional modifications to the USEF Rules For Eventing in accordance with a resolution approved by the Board of Directors to address issues related to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The full listing of rule modifications related to COVID-19 impacts can be viewed by clicking here.