A great opportunity for equine youngsters with $2,500 in prize money
There's now a North American horse show series designed to provide sporthorse breeders as well as owners, trainers and riders of all disciplines an affordable show venue for young horses - the Young Horse Show. The one-day event offers five age appropriate divisions focused on fostering the development of young talent, including:
- In-hand and at liberty for yearlings to 4 year olds
- Jump chute for 2 through 4 year olds (also includes a Schooling jump chute
class for yearlings to 5 year olds)
- Under saddle for 3-5 year olds
- Over-fence classes for 4-5 year olds
- Dressage under Saddle for 4-5 year olds
Designed with the horse in mind, the classes are geared towards giving the youngsters experience in a safe environment. Professional handlers are provided to help create a confidence building and safe experience.
The Young Horse Show is pleased to offer a venue where owners and trainers can introduce and evaluate young horses to the show environment, plus "put on necessary mileage" with appropriate and special classes suitable to the proper development of young horses. It is also intended to create a sales environment where numerous young horses are in a single location and their talents displayed at an early age.
Jean Yves Tola created the concept in 2009 with the support of a few professionals in the sporthorse industry to produce the first "test" show at Spy Coast Farm in 2010. Encouraged to continue with the support of Lisa Lourie and Spy Coast Farm and Mark Bellissimo from Equestrian Sport Productions, in 2011 the series expanded to more locations. That same year the first Young Horse Show Finals in early December welcomed 30 young horses to Wellington. Growing annually, in September Blenheim EquiSports is hosting the first Young Horse Show on the West Coast in the hopes of creating a West Coast Series in 2015.
Join Jean Yves Tola and his experienced staff on Sept 16, 2014 at the Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. He welcomes questions and looks forward to supporting the equine youngsters of today and tomorrow.
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