YEH Championship Information

2018 East Coast YEH Championships: October 18-19 at Fair Hill International in Elkton, MD

2018 West Coast YEH Championships: October 21 at Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, CA

2018 YEH Judges: Lucinda Green (GBR), Sally Ike (USA), Chris Ryan (IRL)

YEH Championships will be composed of three sections:

  • Conformation and Type: 10%
  • Dressage Test: 20%
  • Jumping Test/Gallop: 70%

Please note that the heights of the fences for the YEH Championships are as follows: The jumping standards may be found here.

4-year-old Championships – 30 percent of the jumps must be at the maximum height of 3'3" to mirror the specifications for the Training level.

5-year-old Championships - 30 percent of the jumps must be at the maximum height of 3'7" to mirror the specifications for the Preliminary level.

There may be one show-jumping and one cross-country option fence. Also included in the Jumping Section – Gallop and General Impression

The judge must be able to easily see all fences on the jumping course. Again an ideal design for the jumping section would be a relatively open space with several show jumps at the beginning of the course. This allows the horse to jump the more technical fences then move on to a more forward stride to the cross-country course. The first 5 fences should be show jumps, and then it will be followed by 10 cross-country obstacles. The jumping standards may be found here. Horses are required to show their gallop immediately following the last jump. There must be enough room for the horse to gallop away from the last fence for long enough that the judge can assess the quality of the gait.

In the case of a tie, a tie-break will be determined by the higher jumping score.


Qualified horses will be allowed to participate in one championship only. Horses must earn a score of 70 percent or higher at two qualifiers or a score of 75 percent or higher at one qualifier to qualify for the championships.

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