The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) will host East, West, and Central Championships in September 2019. The West Coast Championships will take place at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California on September 19. The Central Championships will move to Snowdonia Farms in Tomball, Texas the following Thursday, September 26 with the East Coast quickly following Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29 at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships are now just over four months away, and young horses are well underway earning their qualifications for the fall. The Championships offer classes for qualified 4-year-olds and qualified 5-year-old horses on both the East and West Coasts.
Like a watermark on a picture, it has become increasingly common for breeders to stamp their own product. American tags like ‘Landmark,’ ‘Windchase,’ and ‘Sunsprite’ attached to a horse’s name indicates that they were bred in the United States.
All three jumped clear on cross-country and all three finished within the top 20, so how did the three YEH graduates do at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? They did excellently. Considered ‘a talent search,’ the USEA YEH program was designed to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to excel in the upper levels of eventing.
It’s quality over quantity this year at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky for the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program. Three YEH graduates will be making the trip to the bluegrass state to compete in the toughest event in North America. From babies to the big league, Tsetserleg, Indy 500, and PFun are horses who started their eventing careers in USEA’s YEH program.
Attention young horse competitors! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) recently added a list of 2019 Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships Qualified Horses and a list of 2019 Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships Qualified Horses to the website. These two lists will be updated twice per month throughout the 2019 competition season as YEH and FEH qualifiers are completed.
“Like puppies” Peter Gray described yearlings, one of the most challenging age groups to judge in the Future Event Horse (FEH) program. Peter Gray, a highly respected eventing judge, is also a passionate supporter of USEA’s FEH program. Gray is a USEF ‘R’ Eventing Judge, a certified USEA YEH and FEH judge, and worked alongside Robin Walker in 2018 as a FEH Championship judge.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has a variety of programs that focus on education and the Future Event Horse (FEH) program is one of them. The main goal of the program is to educate horse breeders, owners, buyers, judges, and event riders on what qualities to look for in yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds in order to develop a promising upper level event horse.
This week on the USEA Podcast, Robin Walker, Peter Gray, and Christian Schacht join us on the show to discuss the Future Event Horse (FEH) Symposium, including the future of the FEH Program, what the judges are looking for, and the ideal conformation of the event horse.
The warm-up is where riders spend the most time in the tack during an event. With a mixture of nervous horses, riders, parents, and coaches, the warm-up area can be chaotic. Whether it’s a horse’s first recognized horse trial or at a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competition, the Clasings’ have found a tried-and-true warm-up routine for young horses.
This week on the USEA Podcast, Marilyn Payne and Maxime Livio come on the show to discuss the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Program Symposia that took place last month at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida.