With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
It was a big ask for the 4- and 5-year-old horses competing in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships today as the famous row of Fair Hill flags were whipping in the wind and there was action in every corner of the main arena in Elkton, Md. With entry numbers in the 4-year-old division nearly doubled this year it was a fight against daylight to fit everyone in for the dressage and conformation phases.
The USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East and West Coast Championships will take place this weekend on opposite sides of the country. On Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, the East Coast Championships will take place at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. Then on Sunday, October 20, the West Coast Championships will run at the Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP) in Fresno, California.
Experience the 2019 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships through the judge's eyes! The USEA will be hosting YEH judging seminars during the 2019 USEA YEH Championships. The seminars will be led by the world-renowned judge and co-chair of the YEH Committee Marilyn Payne. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
This week on the USEA Podcast, hear from the owners and breeders of the four USEA Future Event Horse National Champions: Anita Antenucci, owner and breeder of the Yearling National Champion Arden Nike; Cynthia McNemar, owner and breeder of the 2-year-old National Champion Royal Casino; Ronald Zabala-Goetschel, owner and breeder of the 3-year-old National Champion Wise Lolita Linda; and Andrea Manley, owner and breeder of the 4-year-old National Champion Revel In Soul.
At the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, a panel including international riders Doug Payne, Tamra Smith, Andrea Baxter, Dominic Schramm, and Waylon Roberts and owner and breeder Debbie Adams answered questions about their young horse programs.
The second day of the 2019 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships at Loch Moy Farm was all about the 2-year-olds and yearlings as they competed for their respective championship titles.
The third and final leg of the 2019 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships is taking place this weekend at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. The FEH West Coast Championships took place last week at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, and the FEH Central Championships occurred this past Thursday at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas.
The last of the three USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships will be held this weekend at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. The West Coast Championships took place last week at Twin River Ranch in Paso Robles, California and the Central Championships took place yesterday at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas.
The future superstars of eventing competed today at the 2019 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas. The judges, Peter Gray and Chris Ryan are in the midst of their 2019 USEA FEH Championships tour with three stops on the itinerary - California, Texas, and Maryland. Their second stop took place today, in Texas, and had a total of 18 horses. Out of those 18, Gray and Ryan named four new champions, and much like the 2019 USEA FEH West Coast Championships, all four champions were born in U.S.
The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships take place over the span of two weeks at the end of September. The Central Championships will take place at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas tomorrow, Thursday, September 26.