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Sponsors Support 2002 North American Young Riders’ Championships Presented by State Line Tack

Wadsworth, Il—July 30, 2002—The North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC) Presented by State Line Tack, has a strong foundation of sponsor support for the 2002 competition, which will be held at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, August 6-11.

In addition to State Line Tack, Tempel Farms and Tempel Steel Company are among the 2002 sponsors who make the NAYRC possible. Gold Medal sponsors include: Brazilian Equestrian Federation, the Broussard Family, E.B.R Foundation, Equine Hippique Canada, Gurnee Mills Mall, HDO Productions, Mosaic Foundation, Howard & Martha Simpson, Tempel Lipizzans, and USA Equestrian, Inc. is the NAYRC’s official online partner and sponsor. Horseware Ireland, the official blanket provider of the NAYRC, along with American Equine Insurance Group, Bayer, Cosequin, Jamee J. and Marshall Field, Lake Forest Hospital, Oppenheimer Family Foundation, Practical Horseman & Dressage Today, and Saddlers Row also participate as Silver Medal Sponsors.

As Bronze Medal Sponsors, Mr. Donald Armitage, Karen & Jim Belli, Helen Dick Bronson, Deerpath Travel, Inc, Der Dau Boots, and Fohr’s Inc. are all generously supporting the NAYRC. Also among the Bronze Medal Sponsors, National Equestrian Communications-Nigel Casserly, Newport Township Fire Department, Sault & Pepper, Thornhill Enterprises, Inc., and United States Eventing Association are helping to fund the NAYRC.

Jump and Supporting Sponsors for the event are American Horse Trial Foundation, CMB Foundation, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Corona/Lexol, Equine Athletics, Mr. & Mrs. John H. Dick, The Donnelley Foundation, Equestrian Sports, Inc., Fort Dodge Veterinary, James, P. Gorter, Hooved Animal Humane Society, Kelly Stables, Knauz Motors, Lake County Mounted Posse, Lake Forest Hospital, Peer Pederson, Marvin & Linda Raymond, ROMFH Equestrian Apparel, Superior Stall Services, and Mr. & Mrs. Alain Wood-Prince.

Making generous product and gift donations to the NAYRC are Bit of Britain, Brandy Parfumes, Cowboy Magic, Eqyss, Espree, Janet Crawford Prints, Leather Therapy, Smartpak Equine, Twinkle Products, Inc., United States Dressage Federation and Vita-Flex.

The NAYRC began in 1974 as an Eventing challenge between the United States and Canada. A Dressage Championship was added in 1981, and Show Jumping debuted in 1982. The first complete NAYRC was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. Tempel Farms has hosted the Championship 12 times since 1985.

Tempel Farms is home to the world’s largest private herd of Lipizzan Horses. It is widely considered to be one of the finest equestrian locations in North America with extraordinary facilities, excellent footing, and a challenging CCI** cross-country course.

Admission to NAYRC is $7 per day and $18 for a three-day pass. This year’s North American Young Riders' Championships, Presented by State Line Tack, will be televised on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) on Saturday, September 7 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. The OLN telecast will mark only the second time that the Young Riders Championships have been televised nationally.

For more information on NAYRC activities, please visit At the NAYRC web site you will find zone, region, area contact information, a competition schedule, Tempel Farms information, and many other details pertaining to the event.


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