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ABOUT

Jumping is easy to understand. The challenge is simple and straightforward; jump a course of approximately 15 obstacles up to five feet in height and six feet in width with no penalties. Penalties or faults are incurred if a horse knocks down, refuses to jump or falls at an obstacle or jump. Each course has a “time allowed.” In addition to jumping faults, penalties can also accumulate if riders fail to complete the course at a certain speed or within the time allowed. Riders and horses must negotiate the course at the correct angle, height, and speed to clear the fences without incurring faults. Riders must also be mindful of the ever-ticking clock. The rider who races too fast may grow careless and knock down a fence; an overly cautious rider may incur time faults.
Riders preview the course by walking it on foot prior to the beginning of the competition. This is the only chance the rider has to study the course "up close and personal."
Each rider knows the length of his horse’s stride, and walks the course accordingly, pacing off the distance between fences and determining how best to adjust the horse’s strides. Riders also take note of the different types of fences offered, their relationship to one another, the footing and any other potential problem areas. They also try to find where a tighter line can save vital time when jumping against the clock.
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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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criteria

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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