Thursday, February 10, 2011
Reining: North American Junior Reining Championship Added to 2011 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
By Helen Murray
Lexington, KY- For the first time the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) will add a Junior Championship in the sport of Reining in 2011. Reining joins the Dressage, Eventing and Jumping disciplines in hosting International FEI championships for Juniors and Young Riders. The three Olympic Equestrian Disciplines were expanded to officially include a junior championship in 2006.
Reining has been included in this annual event since 2008. For the third consecutive year North America's most promising up and coming Reiners will compete in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, which played host to the FEI World Reining Championships Presented by John Deere during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
These championships have been expanded in 2011 to encompass five disciplines for the first time with the inclusion of the sport of Endurance. 2011 will mark the first-ever North American Young Rider Endurance Championship. NAJYRC will run from July 27-31, 2011, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Qualification procedures for the new Junior division will be available soon and posted online along with the 2011 Young Riders division procedures, which have been updated. For more information please visit: www.youngriders.org.