Congratulations to TVDCTA Member, Morgan Bailey Horan of Huntsville who earned one of four spots on the USDF Region 3 Junior Team competing at the North American Junior Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) held in New York on July 18-23, 2017. Morgan Bailey trains with TVDCTA Member Debbie Hill of “Debbie Hill and Katie Stoy Dressage” in Brownsboro. Debbie is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist and is a USDF L Program Graduate With Distinction.
TVDCTA is holding a fund raising dressage schooling show on 8 July at Red Horse Ridge to help the family finance this trip. The venue, judging, management and administration is all donated for this show. Volunteer and/or financial contributions to the fundraising event will be gratefully accepted.
The North American Junior Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) is a unique and prestigious competition which brings together the top Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Junior and Young Riders, age 14-21, from throughout North American and neighboring countries. Teams of qualified riders vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, the Para-Olympic discipline of para-dressage, and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance.
NAJYRC is subject to the rules and restrictions of the FEI and is designated as a Continental Championship. It is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent. The NAJYRC process can be daunting for new participants The Tennessee Valley Dressage and Combined Training Association (TVDCTA) serves the equestrian community of North Alabama. Club events include dressage and jumping competitions, clinics, social events, and monthly meetings. Most club activities take place in the Huntsville, Alabama area. TVDCTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging a high standard of horsemanship in our community through the use of classical dressage techniques. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website or Facebook page.