Discover Dressage and World Equestrian Center announce that the 2022 Florida Youth Dressage Championships (FYDC) will be held this spring at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Ocala, Fla. The event will take place April 15-17, 2022, during Ocala Dressage III CDI3*.
The Florida Youth Dressage Championships provide a fun, competitive, and educational atmosphere for young dressage riders to advance in the sport, while boosting camaraderie and sportsmanship as well as new friendships and experiences.
Over the years, FYDC has offered a growing platform for young riders, bringing them to the forefront in the sport. For 2022, FYDC organizers are excited to revitalize the competition with a new location at WEC – Ocala.
The championships will run under the same rules, with one major change in the format: this year the competition will be held at the national level to accommodate a new generation of youth riders. The same divisions will be offered: FEI Pony Division, FEI Junior Division, FEI Young Rider Division and FEI Under 25 Grand Prix.
Riders will compete in three tests through the Championships, including a team test that counts for 40%, an individual test for 40%, and a freestyle test for 20%. Along with championships in each division, an overall winner with the highest scores at the event will be crowned.
Special activities for the competitors are scheduled for that week and will be announced soon.
Youth dressage riders, don’t miss this special opportunity! Sign up now for this new, amazing experience in Ocala.
ENTRIES: Riders must submit their entries as normal for national competition by the published closing date of April 6.
Entries can be sent to EquestrianEntries.com and the prize list can be found HERE.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FLORIDA YOUTH DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS, April 15-17, 2022:
All divisions for the Florida Youth Dressage Championship 2022 will be held at the NATIONAL LEVELS--In the FEI TEST OF CHOICE classes during the weekend. Be sure to register for the FEI TOC classes in their typical order.
Friday FEI TOC
Young Riders Team Test
Juniors Team Team Test
Ponies Team Test
Children's Team Test
U25 Intermediare II
Saturday FEI TOC
Young Riders Individual Test
Juniors Individual Test
Ponies Individual Test
Sunday FEI FREESTYLE TOC
Young Riders Freestyle
U25 GP Freestyle
Note: TOC classes are non-qualifying for Regionals or USEF Festival.
For any further questions, please contact the show office at (352) 636-2669 (352) 208-1388 or Teresa.Uddo@wec.net.
About the Florida Youth Dressage Championships
Created in 2013 by Lendon Gray and Hampton Green Farm, The Florida Youth Dressage Championships is one of the largest international championship events for youth dressage riders in Florida. The Championships offer a great platform to expand the sport. Over the years, some the dressage world’s brightest new talents have been a part of the FYDC. Riders such as Naima Moreira Laliberté, Juan Matute Guimon, Diana Porsche, Camille Carier Bergeron, Maria Aponte and Kerrigan Gluch participated and now are established international grand prix riders.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
Learn more at wec.net.