May 01, 2023

Participate in the Young Horse Show Series in 2023!

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release
2022 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championship. USEA/SDH Photography Photo

In February 2023, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) announced a new pathway for the Future Event Horse (FEH) program. The Young Horse Show Series (YHS) has taken over the FEH program and will run classes under the YHS umbrella during the 2023 competition season. USEA members that are interested in gaining exposure for their young horses are encouraged to participate in YHS events this year.

The Young Horse Show Series is designed to provide sport horse breeders, as well as owners, trainers and riders of all disciplines, with an affordable way to introduce their young horses to the show environment. YHS events are also intended to create a sales environment that brings together numerous young horses in a single location where their talents can be displayed in front of a buying audience.

The USEA will continue to support the FEH program and YHS through sponsorship of the three YHS/FEH Regional Finals and the $1,000 USEA/YHS Eventer Recognition Program. Loch Moy Farm (East), Haras Hacienda (Central) and Twin Rivers Ranch (West) will now host regional finals this fall that will allow participants the opportunity to qualify for the Young Horse Show Series Final at Tryon International Equestrian Center on Nov. 7-11, 2023.

View the calendar of 2023 YHS events below, and keep in mind that the list is subject to change. New competitions can be added throughout the season, so members are encouraged to regularly check YoungHorseShow.com for the most current list of events.

2023 Young Horse Show Series Calendar

EVENTDATES
Snowdonia Sport Horse Complex (TX - Area 5) April 9, 2023
Spy Coast Farm (KY – Area VIII) April 22, 2023
Le Bonheur Equestrian (GA – Area III) May 13, 2023
Missouri State Fairgrounds (MO – Area IV) May 20, 2023
Loch Moy Farms (MD – Area II) June 17, 2023
Woodloch Stable (MN – Area IV) June 24, 2023
High Point Hanoverians (MD – Area II) July 1, 2023
Allforit Farm (VA – Area II) July 2, 2023
Matador Farm (MI – Area VIII) July 22, 2023
Twin Rivers Ranch (CA – Area VI) September 16, 2023
YHS/FEH East Regional Finals at Loch Moy Farm (MD – Area II) September 23-24, 2023
YHS/FEH Central Regional Final at Haras Hacienda (TX – Area V) September 30 - October 1, 2023
YHS/FEH West Regional Final at Twin Rivers Ranch (CA – Area VI) October 26-28, 2023
Young Horse Show Finals at Tryon International Equestrian Center (NC – Area II) November 7-11, 2023

To enter to compete in a YHS event, please visit younghorseshow.com and hover over the “Shows” tab in the menu to select the event you are interested in entering.

Interested in hosting a YHS qualifier? Please contact JY Tola at [email protected] to learn more.

For more information regarding the Young Horse Show Series, visit younghorseshow.com or contact JY Tola, YHS, at [email protected] or Kate Lokey, USEA, at [email protected].

About the United States Eventing Association

The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.

About the Future Event Horse Program

The USEA introduced the Future Event Horse Program in 2007 in response to the popularity of the already established USEA Young Event Horse Program. Where the YEH program assesses 4- and 5-year-old prospective event horses based on their performance, the FEH program evaluated yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds for their potential for the sport based on conformation and type. The FEH program will now be run by the Young Horse Show Series, under their umbrella.

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