The NAJYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between the United States and Canada. A dressage championship was added in 1981, and show jumping was
added in 1982. The first complete Young Riders championship was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. The Championships were expanded to officially
include a championship division for juniors in 2006. The discipline of reining was added to the official schedule in 2008, endurance joined in 2011 and
this year para-dressage will join the Championships.