The Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, will be held July 17-21, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky.cThe Canadian Reining Committee has announced the declared riders for this competition:

Young Riders

Georgia Yozipovic – AB
Pearl Aebly – AB
Stephanie Thomson – AB
Madison Steed – AB

Junior Riders

Hannah Steed – AB
Maxine Whiteside – AB
Haley Franc – SK
Emily Wilson – ON

From Chef d’Equipe, Wendy Dyer, “It is great to have the riders from Alberta participating. It should be an exciting championship with returning individual gold medalist Haley Franc to keep the Juniors on their toes. Emily Wilson, although a Junior, is the veteran of the teams, this being her third year. Emily’s horse – Miss Cielo Chex – is also no stranger as she has competed each year and medaled several times at the Championships since 2008. These championships are a fantastic experience for our young talent and I look forward to meeting all the new faces.

“I want to thank the parents for being so organized and working hard to make everything come together and thank you also to our sponsors for their support.”

The 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.