American Young Riders Championships, Presented by
State Line Tack, To Be Televised on Outdoor Life Network
MILL CREEK, IL July 11, 2002This years North American
Young Riders' Championships, Presented by State Line Tack, will
be televised on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) on Saturday, September
7 at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
2002 North American Young Riders Championships will be held
at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL, August 6-11. The OLN telecast
will mark the secondtime that the Young Riders Championships have
been televised nationally.
North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by State Line
the premier equestrian competition in North America for young riders,
age 16-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Canada,
Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and
individual Championships in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines
of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. The NAYRC is an official
USA Junior Olympic-Equestrian event.
many competitors, the NAYRC is their first experience riding on
a team, as well as competing under the rules of the Fédération
Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body
for equestrian sport.
are extremely excited to finally bring the North American Young
Riders Championships to a national television audience,
said event director Howard B. Simpson. The stories of some
of these riders who make great sacrifices in order to compete in
an international event are sure to make great television.
telecast will be produced by Carr-Hughes Productions of Saratoga
Springs, NY, producers of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event telecast
that was shown on OLN domestically and on Eurosport internationally.
Bob Hughes will serve as executive producer and Emmy Award winner
Jim Carr will be the shows director. Tim Singer, part of NBCs
Salt Lake City Olympic broadcast team, will be the lead announcer.
North American Young Riders Championships is an outstanding
equestrian event and I have no doubt that it will make great TV
programming, said Hughes. That fact that it will be
shown during the highly-rated Saturday afternoon slot in all four
U.S. time zones assures the possibility of a large audience.
NAYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between the United
States and Canada. A Dressage Championship was added in 1981, and
Show Jumping debuted in 1982. The first complete NAYRC was held
in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. Tempel Farms has hosted the
Championship 12 times since 1985.
more information on the Outdoor Life Network, one of the countrys
premier television networks for equestrian competition, and telecast
news please visit www.olntv.com.
more information on NAYRC activities, please visit www.youngriders.org.