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
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.
2014 Young Event Horse Championships
The final Championships for the YEH Series will be held in two locations: one on the east coast, and one on the west coast. The East Coast Championships will be held at the Fair Hill International Three-Day Event (Area 2), on Oct 16-17, 2014. The West Coast Championships will take place at the Galway Downs International 3-Day Event & HT (Area 6), Oct 29-30, 2014.