For Immediate Release:
RMSJ to give $12,000 to Young Canadian Athletes attending the 2020 NAYRC.
The management team of Rocky Mountain Show jumping is pleased at this time to announce a special perk to the athletes that will be selected to represent Canada at the 2020 North American Young Riders Championships being held at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City Michigan from August 4-9, 2020.
“With the costs in our sport ever increasing, we wanted to do something of substance to help the teams that will be representing our country at Young Riders” said John Anderson president of Rocky Mountain Show Jumping. “I had some discussion with the Young Riders selection committee, and came up with the idea to give that committee the right to award the members of the teams representing Canada complimentary entry fees at the 2020 $200,000 Rocky Mountain North American Championship being held at the Mid Summer Classic II CSI3* tournament July 22-26 in Calgary” added John.
The $200,000 Rocky Mountain North American Championships are being held two weeks prior to the Young Rider Championships and offers a tremendous amount of Prize Money. With the help of the Alberta Equestrian Federation, a substantial amount of Athlete Development Awards are also up for grabs that would provide assistance to the riders who earned a trip to Traverse City.
“The format for the RMSJ event is similar to the Young Riders format and total purse available in the 1.30m and 1.40m divisions is $55,000 and $73,000 respectively,” commented Caroline Jones, Tournament Manager at RMSJ. “Along with the competitive nature of our Championship, and the $12,000 in entry fees given to the two teams of 8 riders, our athletes will be able to head to the NAYR Championships with some added experience, as well as some significant financial assistance for their trip” added Jones.
Rocky Mountain Show Jumping has built their facility over the past decades with the young riders in the sport as their primary focus, and this initiative is yet another example of the team’s dedication to up and coming athletes.