Equine Motorcoach™ will be on site and open for tours for prospective customers at next week’s FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). The annual event is set for the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, July 17-22, 2012.
“These young riders represent the future for equestrian disciplines and for our product line,” said Tom Stinnett, designer and co-founder for Equine Motorcoach. “It is especially useful when the whole family wants to travel and stay together.”
NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.
The NAJYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between the United States and Canada. A dressage championship was added in 1981, and show jumping was added in 1982. The first complete Young Riders championship was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. The Championships were expanded to officially include a championship division for juniors in 2006. The discipline of reining was added to the official schedule in 2008, endurance joined the championship for the first time in 2011.