Go west, young event riders! The USEF has announced Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT, as the proposed location for NAJYRC eventing in 2017 pending FEI approval. The competition will take place July 20-23, in conjunction with the venue’s annual Event at Rebecca Farm.
The 2017 Event at Rebecca Farm (July 19-23) will feature classes ranging from Novice-Intermediate horse trials and Novice and Training Three-Day Events to FEH/YEH and CCI1*-CCI3* divisions. Adding NAJYRC to the mix is an exciting idea, giving young riders from around North America a supported pathway to experience a unique competition they might not otherwise have the opportunity to contest.
Historically all the NAJYRC disciplines have been held in one place, most recently in 2016 at the Colorado Horse Park. 2017 will be a departure from this format, with HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, NY, as the proposed location for dressage, jumping and para-dressage; endurance proposed to not be held as there was no feasible venue option; and the location for reining yet to be announced.