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Alberta Horse Trials Association

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NORTH AMERICAN JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS

"The Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual EFI Medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing, the Para-Olympic discipline of para-dressage 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 competition date, for 2017 is July 20-23 at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, Montana. from www.youngriders.org

ALBERTA CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

To be considered to represent Alberta at the North American Young Rider Championships, riders must meet a number of requirements.
The rider must make themselves known, via email, to the Alberta Horse Trials Association (AHTA) High Performance (HP) Chair. The current AHTA HP Chair is Kathleen Ziegler, email . The rider needs to introduce themselves plus supply contact information for their coach(s), as well as a proposed competition schedule for the upcoming year. Show results from the previous year also need to be submitted.
It is highly recommended that the rider be a member of the AHTA High Performance Program, at least a year prior to when they wish to compete at the NAJYRC. The HP Coach will work with the rider's existing coaches to ensure a proper horse/rider training program is in place.

In order to be considered as a rider, representing Alberta at the Young Rider Championships:

• Horse and Rider must meet the current qualification parameters set out by Equine Canada and FEI.
• Rider must be a Canadian Citizen
• Rider must be a permanent resident of the Province of Alberta
• Rider must hold a valid Alberta Health Card
• Rider must be a member in good standing of EC, AEF, AHTA, USEAand FEI.
• Rider, Parents, Groom, Coach must adhere to the EC Code of Conduct and the FEI Code of Conduct
• Horse must be examined for soundness, by a veterinarian prior to final entry deadline
• show results including (but not limited to) consistency in placings, horse and rider fitness, dressage scores; XC and Stadium jumping performance ie: jumping without faults and/or incurring time penalties.

Final decision, as to whether a rider may represent Alberta at the NAJYRC, will be made by the AHTA HP Chair, AHTA HP Coach, and AHTA HP Committee. This decision will be made by June 1. The decision will be made based on the above listed criteria including competition results per the qualifying period as set out in the EC Guidelines.

If there is an apparent conflict of interest, ie: the committee member is a parent, they must excuse themselves from the decision making process.

Team Selection Process:
If there are enough qualified riders to form a team, selections will be made by the AHTA HP Chair, AHTA HP Coach, AHTA Chairperson, and HP Committee.
If there is an apparent conflict of interest, ie: the committee member is a parent, they must excuse themselves from the decision making process.
Decision will be based upon show results from the last 12 month period including (but not limited to), consistency in placings, horse and rider fitness, dressage scores; XC and Stadium jumping performance ie: jumping without faults and/or incurring time penalties.
Team Selection, to represent Alberta, will be made by June 1st


Communication:
Individual and Team members will be contacted via email, immediately after the final decision has been made. The Selections will also be posted on the AHTA website, announced in the AHTA Newsbites Newsletter plus posted in any other relevant forms of electronic media ie: Facebook.

Appeal process:
If a rider does not agree with decisions made, they may appeal to the AHTA Chair and AHTA Assistant Chair, in writing, with a copy sent to the HP Chair. This must be done, no later than 5 days after the Official Announcement has been made. All contact info will be available on the AHTA website www.albertahorsetrials.com

Financial Assistance:
The AHTA does supply some financial assistance to the competitors attending NAJYRC. A stipulation in receiving the funding is invoices/list of expenses need to be supplied to the AHTA Treasurer and the rider must present a report at the AGM.


Being an Alberta representative, at NAJYRC, is a privilege, it is not a right.


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