The USEA Young Event Horse Series (YEH) began in 2004 as a pilot program and is best described as an eventing talent search. YEH's first season as an official program of the USEA was 2005, and the program's 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.
At qualifying events, youngsters are asked to complete two sections:
2) Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression
At Championships, youngsters are asked to complete three sections:
3) Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression
To view the jumping standards and specifications, click 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.
*New in 2018: The "bye-year" policy for mares that have had term foals has been removed. There will be no more allowance for the "bye-year" and all horses must compete in their respective age groups.
2018 Young Event Horse Championships
West Coast Championships Fresno County Horse Park (Fresno, CA) | October 21, 2018
East Coast Championships at Fair Hill International (Elkton, MD) | October 18-19, 2018
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.