Future Olympic Athletes At Young Rider Championships

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 7/20/2012 11:49 pm

The Equestrian Games are celebrating their 100th year in the Olympics.

6 of the 13 Olympic Equestrian Athletes have competed in the Adequan North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, which are going on at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Teams of young riders from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, and Columbia are competing in five categories.

The 260 riders are between the ages of 14 and 21. All of the athletes are divided into teams of four.

This championship, which ends Sunday, has many promising athletes.

John Long, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, says some of the riders this weekend will be future Olympic teams.

“They're here. They're here this week,” Long says about future Olympic athletes. “We just don't know who they are yet.”

Long will be attending the Summer Olympic Games.

He says he’s excited to have London hosting the games because of the country’s rich history of equine sports.  

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