Articles: Press Release
USA Take on Canada in North American Young
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
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Web site: www.ahsa.org
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the 2001 FEI North
American Young Riders' Championships, sponsored by State Line Tack from
August 7-12th at Tempel Farms, Wadsworth, IL will feature teams and
individuals from the USA and Canada. Riders will compete for honors in the
three Olympic disciplines; Eventing, Dressage and Jumping.
The NAYRC has been designated by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
as a USA Junior Olympics - Equestrian event. Young Riders between the ages
of 16-21 are eligible to compete following qualifying competitions that were
held around the country since August 2000.
Last year's individual gold medalists were Sara Kozumplik (Eventing) from
Clifton, VA, Louise Labrucherie (Dressage) from Santa Rosa, CA and Lindsay
McLean (Jumping) from White Rock, British Columbia. The USA won the team
gold medal in eventing and dressage while Canada took home the jumping
Several leading international riders began their career at the NAYRC,
including double Olympic eventing team medalist Karen O'Connor, Sydney
Olympic show jumping team member Lauren Hough and Seoul Olympic show jumping
silver medalist Greg Best.
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USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is
the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of
dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting,
as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over
77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each
year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and
licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at