2014 North American Junior & Young Rider Championships

2014 North American Junior & Young Rider Championships

Join Chronicle team Taylor Joyce, Kimberly Loushin and Ann Glavan as they cover the 2014 Adequan/FEI North American Junior And Young Rider Championship. Riders 14-21 vie for team and individual medals in the three Olympic sports: dressage, eventing and show jumping at the Kentucky Horse Park.

$800 is a lot of money for a 13-year-old, but five years later Alexis Nelson is reaping the biggest reward of her investment in her Appaloosa Total Eclipse. They led the victory gallop in the CH-J* at the North American Junior And Young Rider Championships (Ky.) sporting both an individual and team gold medal, holding onto Area II's lead after cross-country.
The Porter brothers shared more than just their gold medals at NAJYRC. Read to find out what else the brothers shared.
Nobody would have guessed that the Area II Junior eventing team was made up of all first-timers at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (Ky.) by the way they blazed around David O’Connor’s one-star track to take a 19-point lead ahead of Area VIII and the rest of the competitive CH-J* division.
There are so many more adorable, inspiring and fascinating moments at the 2014 Adequan/FEI NAJYRC, but you won't find them looking through a camera at the ring-you have to turn around.
Catherine Chamberlain had a fairytale week at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Ky., July 14-20. She and Verdicci earned the highest score in the Young Rider team competition and helped Region 7 win a gold medal.
Our third installment of Humans of NAJYRC highlights those who aren't necessarily in the spotlight winning medals, but who add just as much charisma to the atmosphere at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior And Young Rider Championships.
Young Rider Hanna Bundy left the dressage ring at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior And Young Rider Championships (Ky.) hugging D’Jion’s neck before being surrounded by a flurry of red shirts—the Ontario eventing team that she launched into the lead with her individual second-placed score of 50.7 in the CH-Y**.
The first individual medals of the Adequan/FEI NAJYRC were given out to dressage riders.
Curious to find out how the first individual qualifier went for our show jumpers? Find out all the scoop here.
There are stories out there that don't end in a victory gallop, and even those riders standing center ring at the end of a competition with a gold medal around their neck have a lot more to their story than how they kept the rails up and their scores high.
When it came time for the Region 7 Young Rider team to lead the victory lap at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior And Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (Ky.) on July 16, their synchronization proved how well the riders have come to know each other.
The annual golf cart parade to kick off the FEI/Adequan North American Junior and Young Rider Championships rolled through the Kentucky Horse Park Tuesday evening, and for the first time this year, the final destination was Spy Coast Farm, which hosted the opening ceremony and celebration. If you weren't present to witness the collection of colorful carts firsthand, don't sweat it. We caught some of the best scenes from the parade.

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