The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) series was introduced in 2007 as a pilot program as, what the USEA hoped would be, a successful precursor to the already popular USEA Young Event Horse series, which is designed for four- and five-year-olds. Since the “test year” was so successful – with more than fifty young horses competing at the year end Championship show – 2008 would see the FEH’s first season as a bona fide USEA program. FEH Classes are in-hand classes for yearlings, two-year olds and three-year olds. At Championships, three-year-olds are required to compete in an additional free-jump division. New in 2017, the FEH program will offer a 4-year-old class in which the horses show their gaits under saddle at qualifier events, and compete in a free-jump division at Championships. The free-jump divisions will only be held at Championships - qualifier events will not have any jumping.
The USEA Future Event Horse Series (FEH) was introduced in 2007 as a precursor to the already popular USEA Young Event Horse Series. The FEH program evaluates the potential of yearlings, two-year-olds, and three-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses. Since the “test year” in 2007 was so successful, with more than fifty young horses competing at the year-end Championships, 2008 would see the FEH’s first season as a bona fide USEA program.
Each age group is judged separately, and genders within the age group are judged separately when the number of entries allows. In order to compete in FEH classes, horses must be registered with the USEA, but a special rate of $25 is available for owners who may not want to register the horse fully yet.
To view the rules for the Future Event Horse Program, click here.
For an introduction to the FEH-4 program, click here.
2018 FEH Championships
Horses must earn a minimum qualifying score of 72% at any qualifier to be eligible to compete in the FEH Championships.
FEH West Coast Championship at Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Ca.) – September 20, 2018
FEH East Coast Championship at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, Md.) – September 22-23, 2018
FEH Central Championship at Texas Rose Horse Park (Tyler, Tx.) – September 29, 2018
The 2018 Championships will hold a jump-chute class in the three-year old and four-year old divisions only.
2018 Championship Judges: Robin Walker and Peter Gray
For more information on how your horse should be presented and will be evaluated, go here.
Judging Triangle - Diagram and Dimensions:
The Future Event Horse Series is educational and judges are encouraged to offer guidance to owners/breeders when appropriate. For more information about hosting or competing in an FEH competition, contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897.