Traverse City, Mich. – August 10, 2021 – For the first time, the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) will make their way to Traverse City, Michigan to be hosted at Flintfields Horse Park from August 10-15. This historic championship is among the most prestigious competitions for young equestrians throughout North America, and is an annual event aimed to provide youth show jumping and dressage athletes with the opportunity to experience an international championship atmosphere as part of a team representing their region or zone.
The FEI NAYC consists of the Gotham North/FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships, presented by USHJA, and the FEI North American Youth Championships for Dressage. The NAYC provides an exciting opportunity for riders to compete against their peers in a championship format similar to that of international senior championships, such as the Olympic Games.
Any members of the media wishing to cover this action-packed event must apply and be approved for credentials beforehand. Please note that all interviews with minor athletes must take place in the press center. Also, no additional private client photographers will be allowed at the NAYC.
View a complete schedule of events below:
Press conferences will take place in the media center Wednesday for the Juniors Team Test, Thursday for the Young Riders Team Test, Children’s Team Competition 1.20m and Pre-Junior Team 1.30m, Friday for the Juniors Individual Test, Junior Team 1.40m and Young Rider Team 1.45m, Saturday for the Young Riders Individual Test, Children’s Individual Final 1.20m and Pre-Junior Individual Final 1.30m, and Sunday for the Junior Freestyle Test, Junior Individual Final 1.40m and the Young Rider Individual Final 1.50m.
If you are unable to attend but would like to receive recordings of each press conference as well as photos for press use, please email Allyson Lagiovane at firstname.lastname@example.org.