The USEA New Event Horse (NEH) classes are designed to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for horse and rider. Adapted from the Young Event Horse talent search, the NEH classes are intended to assess a horse’s capability for eventing and to provide a stepping stone to recognized eventing. New Event Horse classes focus on education and preparation to begin eventing in a correct and progressive manner.
Horses are asked to complete two sections:
2) Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression
While many outstanding upper level prospects may find the New Event Horse classes helpful, these classes are intended to be more introductory in nature and to place a greater emphasis on temperment and suitability. The ultimate goal of the New Event Horse Series is to choose the horse that possesses the talent and mind set and who, with proper training, would be the horse most likely to become a competent, safe, and fun adult amateur, junior, or young rider horse at the Preliminary levels and below.
For information on NEH guidelines, requirements, structure, scoring, and judging visit the NEH Guidelines page.
2018 New Event Horse Calendar
The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm | April 14, 2018
Snowdonia Farms Derby Day I | May 20, 2018
The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm | May 26, 2018
Snowdonia Farms Derby Day II | June 24, 2018
The Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I | June 29-July 1, 2018
The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm | July 5, 2018
Valinor Farm FEH/YEH/NEH | July 15, 2018
Town Hill Farm H.T. | August 24-26, 2018
Stone Gate Farm H.T. | August 25-26, 2018
The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm | Sept 1, 2018
Five Points H.T. | September 8, 2018
*There is no championship for the NEH series.
If you are interested in hosting a USEA New Event Horse Series competition or have questions about the NEH program, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897.