August 8th 2012:
Emma’s WORLD WIDE RANKING FEI U21 is now 3rd! Cheer on Emma in her pursuit for top ten year end 2012 … and support her in her journey to the World Young Riders Championships in France 2013. Private donations directly to Emma, team donations qualify for a tax receipt and are shared equally between up to 6 team members (four and two alternates) through Equine Canada and directed to Endurance Young Riders.
Emma’s gold medal ride: riding Sirloki owned by Jan Worthington, at the 2012 NAJYRC
How can you help with expenses? There are many ways … here is an idea of costs she would love some help with:
Carrot donation per ride $40. each ride she goes thru about 20 pounds of carrots!
Ice donation $80. each ride ice is used to cool the horse, August 4th she went thru $110. worth of ice!
Entry Fee donation $360-$600: each ride varies in cost depending on the calibre of the competition, FEI rides start at
Additional Veterinary costs $300: At FEI rides additional blood tests to monitor electrolyte balances are done as well as hydration via intravenous before the race for optimal performance
Air Miles: travel to and from florida needs to be covered, also travel to France for Emma, 2 grooms, and a veterinarian
Gas donation: gift card for any amount would be really appreciated
A donation can be a little or a lot, everything is very much appreciated!
July 17th 2012:
Canadian Young Riders (U21) Emma Webb ON, Lee Hutton ON, and Jessica Yavis of Alberta, represented Canada in the most prestigious Young Riders Endurance Race on the contenent: the North American Junior Young Riders Championships 75 mile (120km) FEI CEIJYR **** Four Star held at the Kentucky Horse Park near Louisville Kentucky. Over all standings: Emma 6th, Lee 5th, Jessica 7th. This ride is very hard to qualify to ride in for both the horses and riders, only the very best horses in North America qualify to enter the race.
Emma Webb on her main horse CWM Felen Zillary
Emma Webb, Jessica Yavis, Lee Hutton
Emma riding Zil at the 2011 NAJYRC, Kentucky Horse Park
The 2012 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North Welcomes 261 Athletes in Five Disciplines
RELEASE: July 17, 2012
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Jennifer Wood for USEF
Lexington, KY – The 2012 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) is proud to welcome all of the 261 young athletes that will compete in five disciplines over the next five days. The NAJYRC is held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Today, the NAJYRC hosted the athletes, trainers, friends, and family at the Opening Ceremonies.
Five disciplines (a total of 9 championships for juniors and young riders) will take part in the only FEI Championship to be held annually in North America. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, ages 14-21. This year, young equestrians have come from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance.
The opening ceremonies featured all of the teams from the six disciplines in a parade to honor the members and their Chefs d’Equipe. The teams posed for photos before leaving on a golf cart parade to sponsor Spy Coast Farm for an exhibitor barbeque. The golf cart parade featured many brightly decorated carts all vying for the win as “Best Dressed.”