North American Young
Rider's Championships Fact Sheet
The North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC),
Presented by State Line Tack
When:August 6 - 11, 2002
Where: Tempel Farmsowned by Linda Smith Buonanno and Martha Smith
Simpson 17000 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, Illinois 60083 USA
Tempel Farms is home to the world's largest private herd of Lipizzan Horses
and one of the finest equestrian facilities in North America.
Featuring:The premier equestrian competition in North America for
young riders, age 16-21.Young equestrians come from the United States,
Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for the
Championships.Riders compete in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines
of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.The competition is run under rules
of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale, the international governing
body for equestrian sport).The NAYRC is also designated as an official
USA Junior Olympic - Equestrian Event.
Many of the world's best equestrians got their start at the NAYRC including
Olympic Silver Medalists Greg Best and Karen Lende O'Connor, as well as
McLain Ward, Alison Firestone, Chris Kappler, Nicole Shahinian Simpson,
Ray Texel, Chris Pratt, Frankie Chesler, Lisa Carlsen Lubitz, Harold Chopping,
Martina Pracht, Kathleen Raine, Heather Mason, David Wilson, Gwyneth MacPherson,
Tiffani Loudon, Buck Davidson, Abigail Lufkin, Missy Ransehousen, Mara
DePuy, Molly Bliss, and Julie Gomena.
History:The NAYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between
the United States and Canada.Dressage Championship was added in 1981,
and Show Jumping was added in 1982.complete NAYRC was held in British
Columbia, Canada in 1982.
Also Featuring: The NAYRC is pleased to welcome the fourth annual
Mills Team Challenge, a dressage competition for young riders with physical
or mental disabilities who range from 16-23 years of age. The competition
will be coordinated by the National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA),
the national overning body for equestrian sports for riders with disabilities.
Honorary Presidents: Linda Smith Buonanno and Martha Smith Simpson
Event Director:Howard B. Simpson