2006 NAYRC Qualifying Criteria and Selection Procedures Now Available

For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 29, 2005

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that the 2006 North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC) Qualifying Criteria and Selection Procedures for dressage competitors are now available. All riders interested in qualifying for the 2006 NAYRC should obtain a copy of this information. Included in the procedures is information on how to declare your intent to qualify for this event.  A rider's declaration of intent to qualify for the NAYRC is due to USDF by March 1, 2006.

The NAYRC is the premier competition for young riders, ages 16-21, in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of eventing, dressage, and show jumping. Riders are invited to compete from each province of Canada, U.S. Equestrian zone (for show jumping), USDF region (for dressage) and United States Eventing Association area (for eventing), as well as from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and Bermuda via each country's national equestrian federation. The broad range of competitors attending the championships produces an Olympic-like atmosphere.

The 2006 NAYRC will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA, August 1-6. To obtain a copy of the 2006 NAYRC Qualifying Criteria and Selection Procedures, go to http://www.usdf.org/Programs/NorthAmericanYoungRider/2006.asp or contact Sheila Forbes, USDF director of programs, at (859) 271-7879 or sforbes@usdf.org.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.