Jan 21, 2020

The 2020 New Event Horse Calendar is Now Available

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

An easy way to practice eventing is at a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition. Designed as an introduction to the sport of eventing, the USEA NEH Series classes have a structure similar to the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Series with two phases: the dressage phase and the jumping test.

NEH classes are open to any horse that is 4 years old or older and any rider that is a member of the USEA. Horses must be registered with the USEA but may be registered with a limited membership. The ultimate goal of NEH is choosing the horse that possesses the talent and mindset most likely to be a competent, safe, and fun adult amateur, junior, or young rider horse at the Preliminary level and below.

Judges are to be derived from the YEH Judges List. Those judges are guided to look for horses with an aptitude for dressage and jumping, and the temperament and suitability for eventing. Priority should be given for the horse the judge views as likely to become a capable and sensible partner at the Preliminary level and below.

With a low-pressure environment, NEH classes are a cost-effective and safe way to introduce a horse to the sport of eventing. The 2020 NEH calendar is now available for competitors to start planning their next class.

Event

Dates

Full Gallop Farm February II H.T. (Area III)

February 25-26, 2020

Full Gallop Farm March H.T. (Area III)

March 7-8, 2020

Full Gallop Farm March H.T. II (Area III)

March 29, 2020

Loch Moy FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (Area II)

April 12, 2020

Waredaca H.T. (Area II)

May 2-3, 2020

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Spring H.T. (Area VII)

May 7-10, 2020

Winona Horse Trials (Area VIII)

May 8-10, 2020

Loch Moy FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (Area II)

May 24, 2020

Full Gallop Farm June H.T. (Area III)

June 14, 2020

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (Area II)

July 10-12, 2020

Full Gallop Farm August H.T. (Area III)

August 15-16, 2020

Town Hill Farm H.T. (Area I)

August 22-23, 2020

Five Points H.T. (Area II)

September 5-6, 2020

Loch Moy FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (Area II)

September 12, 2020

Loch Moy FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (Area II)

September 25, 2020

MDHT at Loch Moy Farm BN3D and H.T. (Area II)

Oct 9-11, 2020

*There is no championship for the NEH program.

About the USEA New Event Horse Program

The USEA New Event Horse (NEH) Series classes are designed to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for horse and rider. Adapted from the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, the NEH classes include a dressage phase and a jumping test and are intended to assess a horse’s capability for eventing and provide a stepping stone to recognized eventing. New Event Horse classes focus on education and preparation to begin eventing in a correct and progressive manner. The ultimate goal of the New Event Horse Series is to choose the horse that possesses the talent and mindset who, with proper training, would be the horse most likely to become a competent, safe, and fun adult amateur, junior, or young rider horse at the Preliminary level and below. Click here to learn more about the USEA New Event Horse Program.

If you are interested in hosting a USEA NEH competition or have questions about the NEH program, please contact Kate Lokey at [email protected] or (703) 779-9897.

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