The USEF announced last month that The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT, would be the host of the 2017 NAJYRC eventing competition pending FEI approval. Now it is official: Rebecca Farm will be the site of the Young Riders Championships for eventing July 19-23, 2017.
Organizer Sarah Broussard has expressed sincere gratitude at the opportunity to host NAJYRC as it reflects her late mother Rebecca Broussard’s vision for assisting young riders on their path to competing at the upper levels of the sport.
“This competition exposes young riders to a true international championship. Being part of a high performance activity like this affords young riders the opportunity to work with coaches they might not normally meet,” said Sarah said. “It’s an incredible opportunity for young riders.”
It will be an extremely busy week at this world class venue in the Flathead Valley. In addition to the CH-J* and CICOY2* Young Rider Nations Cup divisions, Rebecca Farm will offer Novice to Intermediate horse trials, Novice and Training Three-Day Events, the full scope of FEH/YEH classes, and CCI*, CCI2*, CIC3* and CCI3* divisions.
“We are always looking for ways to grow The Event at Rebecca Farm, and hosting this championship will bring a larger international audience to The Event in July,” Sarah said. “We are honored to welcome new folks to the Flathead Valley each year and to showcase all the community has to offer.”
The 2017 NAJYRC will be a significant alteration to its typical format of having all six disciplines competing at the same location. HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, NY is the proposed location for dressage, jumping and para-dressage. The USEF has opted not to put forth a proposal for endurance as there was no feasible venue option, and we do not yet have information on the proposed location for reining.
The Event at Rebecca Farm will be a long trek across the country for many young riders and the conversations about fundraising and travel tips have already begun. Get in on the conversation: Let’s Discuss: NAJYRC 2017 or Bust.