Meet the Teams: NAYC CCI* Junior Eventing ChampionshipEvery year hundreds of horses and riders descend upon The Event of Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana – on the edge of Glacier National Park and some of the most beautiful vistas in the U.S. The event offers something for everyone from Novice all the way up to the CCI3* in addition to shopping, spectating, and volunteer opportunities. The event kicks off on Wednesday, July 18 and here is what you need to know!
Rebecca Farm is offering 10 levels with 26 different divisions in 2018. The event has 600 spots available and received an astounding 750 entries on opening day.
Rebecca Farm is hosting the eventing portion of the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships for the second year in a row. This year the Championships have been rebranded the North American Youth Championships (NAYC).
NAYC has two different divisions – the CCIJ* for riders under 18 competing at the one-star level and the CICOY2* for riders under 21 competing at the two-star level.
Riders representing eight of the 10 Areas in the U.S. are competing in the 2018 NAYC. Meet the riders competing in the CCIJ* and the riders competing in the CICOY2*!
There are six teams competing in the CCIJ* (Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV/VII, Area V, Area VII/VIII) and three teams in the CICOY2* (Area I/IV/VIII, Area II, Area VI).
Three of the four members of last year’s CH-J* gold medal winning team from Area VI are returning to compete in the CICOY2* (Mallory Hogan/Clarissa Purisima, Kaley Sapper/Tuscan Sun, and Delaney Vaden/RedRox Jazzman).
Canada has claimed the individual one-star gold medals two years in a row, but with Canada not sending any one-star riders this year it is a battle among the U.S. Areas for the Junior Eventing Individual Championship.
The CIC3* will be a designated Adequan USEA Gold Cup Event with competitors using it to qualify for the $40,000 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final at the USEA American Eventing Championships.
Eleven pairs are entered in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* with every rider competing just one horse.
Last year’s CIC3* winners, Tamra Smith and Fleeceworks Royal, Judith McSwain’s 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Riverman x Marisol), are returning to defend their title.
The Rebecca Farm CCI3* is one of only six competitions at the level held each year in North America and this year the division has 12 entries – four more than last year’s class.
The CCI3* includes three four-star horses (Indy 500, Sir Oberon, and High Times) but also has three CCI3* first-timers (Mowgli, Rembrandt, and Sandro’s Star).
There is $30,000 in prize money for the CCI3* and $6,000 for the CIC3*.
Ian Stark will once again be designing the FEI cross-country courses, Bert Wood will design the Intermediate, Preliminary, Training Three-Day, and Novice Three-Day courses, and Marc Grandia will design the Training and Novice courses.
Chris Barnard will design all of the show jumping courses.
It's BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) at The 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm! They are promoting sustainability by limiting plastic waste, offering recycling stations, and setting up water bottle filling stations.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
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