The USEA Young Event Horse Series (YEH) is best described as an eventing talent search. The goal is to identify young horses that possesses the talent and disposition that, with proper training, can excel in the uppermost levels of eventing. While the ultimate aim is to identify the future four-star horses, many fine event horses who will excel at the lower levels will also be showcased.
The Series gives owners and breeders the opportunity to showcase the potential of their four- and five-year-old horses while encouraging the breeding and development of top-level event horses for the future. Classes focus on education and preparation of the event horse in a correct and progressive manner.
Youngsters are asked to complete three sections:
Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression
To view the jumping standards and specifications, go here.
4-year-old classes are for horses attaining four years of age in the current calendar year.
5-year-old classes are for horses attaining five years of age in the current calendar year.
Mares that have had term or near-term foals will be allowed a “bye” year if a certificate of verification, signed by a veterinarian, is submitted to the USEA office. The intent of this rule is to allow mares who have taken time off to be bred to compete in four year old classes as five year olds and five-year-old classes as six-year-olds.
2017 Young Event Horse Championships
West Coast Championships at Woodside International (Woodside, CA) October 5, 2017
East Coast Championships at Fair Hill International (Elkton, MD) October 11-12, 2017
If you are interested in hosting a USEA Young Event Horse Series competition or have questions about the program, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897.