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)
To qualify for the YEH Championships, horses must earn a score of 70 percent or higher at two qualifying event or a score of 75 percent or higher at one qualifying event. Horses are only allowed to participate in one championship (either East or West). If your horse isn’t qualified yet, check the YEH calendar for qualifying events still to be held. To learn about the jumping criteria and what is expected of young horses in the Championships, please visit the YEH Jumping Standards Document.
Fabulous prizes are returning for the YEH Championships, including the Holekamp/Turner YEH Lion d’Angers Grant. This grant is awarded to the highest scoring 5-year-old Championship competitor who is qualfied and entered to compete in the FEI Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers in France for the 7-year-old two-star Championship. To learn more about the Le Lion d’Angers grant, go here.
Horses must earn a minimum qualifying score of 72% to be eligible to compete in the FEH Championships. Divisions at qualifying events are judged in-hand for yearlings, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds, and under saddle for 4-year-olds, and at the FEH Championships the 3-year-old and 4-year-old divisions will also be required to free jump in a jump chute.
Judges for both the East and West Coast YEH Championships will include: USEF dressage and eventing judge and former USET rider, Mark Weissbecker, past Burghley winner known for producing top quality young horses, Judy Bradwell, and returning judge and speaker on producing and evaluating young horse prospects, Faith Fessenden, as the conformation judge.
Judges for the FEH Championships will be: Chris Ryan, a legendary horseman with a knack for spotting a world class-horse at a young age, and Robin Walker, an experienced upper-level eventer and grand prix show jumper who also runs a successful breeding program producing top-quality horses for competition.
For information on the Young Event Horse program, go here. For information on the Future Event Horse program, go here. For further questions on the either program or the Championships, please contact Kate Lokey, 703-779-9897.