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The First Phase: Dressage Competition
The dressage test in eventing reflects the cavalry officer’s need for an obedient, attractive mount on the parade ground. The objective is to demonstrate harmonious development of the horse’s physique and balance.
Each horse/rider combination is required to perform a prescribed set of movements within a confined area. Three independent judges award marks for each movement, ranging from 0 to 10. There are also collective marks for the horse’s pace, impulsion and submission to its rider’s direction, as well as for the rider’s position and use of aids. The test must be executed from memory. Errors or incorrect sequences of movements are penalized by subtraction of points.
The Second Phase: Cross Country
The cross-country phase is the most exciting and challenging part of eventing, it is made up of a course consisting of as many as 30 obstacles set in varied terrain, which must be jumped boldly with speed. Competitors must complete the cross-country course within a prescribed "Optimum Time." Time penalties will be incurred if the course is taken too slowly and the competitor exceeds the "Optimum Time." In cross-country, penalties are also incurred for jumping faults such as refusals and run-outs, in addition to time penalties.
The Third Phase: Show Jumping
The final component of eventing is the stadium jumping phase. In order to compete, horses must pass a series of veterinary inspections after the cross-country phase. Show jumping tests the horse’s ability to retain the suppleness, energy and obedience necessary for them to complete a jumping course consisting of various colored, moveable obstacles without incurring penalties due to knockdowns, refusals, falls or exceeding the time allowed, after their great efforts of the previous day. The overall winners of a three-day event are determined by converting dressage scores to penalties, and adding the penalties incurred in cross-country and show jumping. The competitor with the lowest number of penalties wins.
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ALUMNI CLUB

The NAJYRC Alumni Club was designed to honor the past athletes that have competed at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships.
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RESULTS

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What you need to know before you go.

FORMS

All competitors must submit a completed waiver. Contact mcoley@usef.org for questions.

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