Established in 2004 as an eventing talent search like similar events in Europe, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Program was designed to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport.
At the risk of stating the obvious, most of us who event do so because we enjoy jumping. But most of us could stand a bit of improvement, whether in the way we ride, in the way our horse goes, or both. Additionally, most of us will at some point be faced with the task of starting a green horse or re-schooling a horse that has developed problems over fences.
While 2020 has been unexpectedly challenging, the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program found a silver lining and had several positive outcomes and record-breaking results this past year. With high turnout in both the YEH qualifiers and The Dutta Corp. USEA YEH Championships to the extraordinary achievements of the YEH graduates, it was a good year for the YEH program.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Etalon Diagnostics. As a Contributing Level Sponsor to the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) and USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) programs, Etalon Diagnostics will provide 10 Minipanel PLUS Tests with Ancestry to be used towards prizes for the USEA YEH and USEA FEH Championships.
It was a year of firsts for the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) in 2009. It was the first time the USEA YEH East Coast Championships were held at Fair Hill International and it was the first time the West Coast hosted their own USEA YEH Championships at Galway Downs International.
At first look, Chris Ryan called this 5-year-old Holsteiner mare a “good correct sort. She could be a Thoroughbred cross, but might still lack a little refinement to make the times at the upper levels.”
This year, The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) West Coast Championships took place at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California on October 24-25, 2020 alongside the 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) West Coast Championships. Judged by Peter Gray and Debbie Adams, the YEH West Coast Championships had over double the number of entries from last year’s YEH West Coast Championships.
Sunnier skies and clearer weather were seen today at the final day of The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast 5-year-old Championships at Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va. Due to torrential downpour and challenging weather conditions that came on Thursday, half of the YEH 5-year-old Championship was split into a second division with 21 horses that finished the jumping portion today, Sunday, Nov. 1. Out of those 21 horses, Redfield Galway Blake topped the leaderboard earning a final score of 91.47.
2020 has been a rollercoaster of the year and unfortunately, it didn’t stop with The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse 5-year-old Championships as the jumping/gallop portion of the competition had to be halted today after the first 25 horses due to deteriorating footing and challenging weather conditions.
For the first time in the history of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, The Dutta Corp. USEA YEH East Coast Championships will be held during the Virginia Horse Trials International (VHT) in Lexington, Virginia. During this week, VHT will also host national horse trials from Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate level and five international divisions - CCI*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L - in addition to the YEH Championships.
It was a cool and cloudy day at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia for the first day of the 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships. The Championships are being held over two days and today the focus was on the 4-year-old Championship with dressage and conformation competition in the morning and jumping in the afternoon.