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.
It’s the turn of the world’s best Eventing athletes to stand under the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games spotlight over the next few days as all but one of the horses presented at this morning’s horse inspection at Baji Koen Equestrian Park were confirmed for action by the Ground Jury.
And they're off! Eventing kicks off today in Tokyo (Thursday, July 29 – 7:30 p.m. ET), with the first of three Olympic dressage sessions. Competitors from 29 nations will go head to head, vying for a spot on the coveted Olympic podium.
There were a few last-minute dramas at the first horse inspection for the Tokyo Olympics which took place in the main equestrian park at Baji Koen Equestrian Centre at 9:30 a.m. JST today.