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September 23, 2017

Today was the first of two days of competition in the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland, featuring the championship divisions for yearlings and 2-year-olds. Both the East and West Coast Championships are judged by FEH/YEH Committee Advisor, upper-level Eventer and Grand Prix show jump rider, and ICP faculty member Robin Walker, and the world-renowned Irish horseman, Chris Ryan.

The FEH yearlings and 2-year-olds are presented in hand, where they are first judged on their conformation before displaying their gaits at the walk on a 15-meter triangle and the trot on a 30-meter triangle. Horses are judged on four categories; Type, Conformation, Movement, and General Impression.

September 21, 2017

A total field of 20 future event horses came together today for the 2017 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) West Coast Championships. With eight 3-year-olds, seven 2-year-olds, and three yearlings, as well as two 4-year-olds in the new division, the quality outdid quantity, as the judges were enthusiastic about the horses that showed up to compete today.

“The quality of the horses has no doubt improved the last couple years here on the west coast,” explained FEH Championship judge, Robin Walker. “There is a lot more quality here than we’ve seen in past years, and it was a nice day for the FEH program.”

September 20, 2017

In 2012, the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) introduced the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d’Angers Prize and Grant to encourage the development of future U.S. team horses in eventing by providing them with increased international exposure and opportunity as young horses. This grant, funded by Dr. Timothy and Cheryl Holekamp and Christine Turner, is awarded to the highest scoring horse from the USEA Young Event Horse 5-year-old East and West Championships combined that is qualified as a 7-year-old and willing to compete in the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses.

September 20, 2017

The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East and West Coast Championships are being held this week at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, and Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland, and the USEA will be on the ground providing coverage at both events. Divisions for Yearling, 2-year-old, 3-year-old, and 4-year-old Future Event Horses will be offered at both Championships.

September 18, 2017

Our friends at Event Clinics took some time to interview Chris Ryan, legendary horseman and one of the two judges of the 2017 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships. In this two-part interview, Chris Ryan talks about his training philosophy, what he looks for in a young event prospect, and gives advice to young riders and trainers on how to better themselves for the betterment of the sport.

September 13, 2017

Our friends at Event Clinics took some time to interview Chris Ryan, legendary horseman and one of the two judges of the 2017 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships. In this two-part interview, Chris Ryan talks about his training philosophy, what he looks for in a young event prospect, and gives advice to young riders and trainers on how to better themselves for the betterment of the sport. The USEA Future Event Horse Championships will be held next week, with the FEH West Coast Championships taking place at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California on Thursday, September 21 and the FEH East Coast Championships taking place at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland on Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24.

September 12, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC. and the USEA.

Gridwork is an absolutely fabulous tool to integrate into your young event horse’s weekly routine as it effectively teaches them where their feet are and how to use their bodies correctly without a lot of interference from the rider.

September 10, 2017

For those interested in obtaining either of the two new USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Young Event Horse (YEH) Professional Trainer and Instructor Certificates, the USEA is excited to announce the addition of two more Young Event Horse ICP Workshops to the 2017 calendar. The workshops will be held October 3-5, 2017 at Stone Gate Farm in Hanoverton, Ohio and December 4-6, 2017 at Lone Tree Farm in Waterford, California.

September 5, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC. and the USEA.

For young horses just beginning their career, conditioning them for cross-country is very important. Madeline Backus explains that even at the Beginner Novice level, you want to have a fit horse to help ensure that it’s fun for them their first few times out. A tired and exhausted horse won’t come off cross-country begging to get back out there and do it again.

August 29, 2017

Entries are currently open for the East and West Coast Championships for both the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) and USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) series.

YEH/FEH Championships Schedule

Young Event Horse (4-year-olds and 5-year-olds)

Future Event Horse (Yearling, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds)

August 14, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC. and the USEA.

One of the most important pieces of training that Meghan Truppner likes to instill in her young horses is how to properly turn on the forehand early on. This is a big submission question that’s necessary for horses to learn, especially if they’re going to contest the upper levels. Treat this as the first step in your horse understanding how to properly yield from the rider’s leg pressure.

August 9, 2017

Co-chair of the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Committee, Susan Graham White, judged the 4-year-old FEH division at the Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials at the end of June. This 4-year-old division is new in 2017 and was introduced to give horses who are not quite ready to compete in the 4-year-old Young Event Horse classes an opportunity to compete. In addition to judging the class, Graham White took some time to sit down and discuss judging this new division in greater detail.

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