NAL Finals to Be Held at Capital Challenge Horse Show

Kendall Meijer and Elliot won the NAL Adult Hunter Final at the 2020 Capital Challenge Horse Show. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography
The North American League (NAL) will be hosting this year’s National Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, which runs October 1-10 and is traditionally held at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. 

The NAL West Coast Finals will be returning to Blenheim’s International Jumping Festival at San Juan Capistrano, CA, September 22-26. Both Finals will feature year-end championship competitions in each of the NAL’s five divisions – Adult Jumper Presented by SmartPak, Children’s Jumper Presented by EquiFit, Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Presented by HorseFlight, Children’s Hunter presented by Copper Fox LLC, and Adult Hunter presented by Monkey Business LLC.

“Last year, because of the [pandemic], we moved the National Finals to the Capital Challenge for the first time and the move was very well received by our participants,” said Annette Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services which produces the NAL. “The Capital Challenge did a great job hosting the Finals and we feel that keeping the Finals there is in the best interest of those who compete in the NAL.”

“We are excited to host the NAL Finals for the second year in a row at Capital Challenge Horse Show,” said show manager Oliver Kennedy. “The addition of the NAL gives us National Finals for our jumper clients to complement the National Finals we have for hunters and equitation. We look forward to having a wonderful event once again.” 

The NAL season runs from September 1 to August 31. NAL qualifying classes are open to all competitors, but only current members are awarded points. Joining the NAL allows riders to accumulate the points necessary to qualify for both the West Coast and the National Finals. Annual memberships are only $40 per rider.