2022 NEW FEES: Due to a constant rise in prices for most everything around us, we have been obliged to raise our class fees as well. We remain very competitive on the market and hope that you will understand that this step was necessary for the benefit of everyone. YHS Team
$1000 YHS JUMPER RECOGNITION PROGRAM SPONSORED BY ELITE HORSE TRANSPORT Creating an independent Jumper prospect ranking and award system. People who wish to participate will be asked to circle the word JUMPER on their entry form. Each of these horses will have an additional ranking spreadsheet at each show and an independent national standing sheet as well as the season goes forward. At the end of the year, the top 3 horses and their owners will receive prize money according to the sponsor as well as special recognition on our website. These horses will also be listed with the rest of the population as before. $1000 YHS DRESSAGE RECOGNITION PROGRAM SPONSORED BY ELITE HORSE TRANSPORT Creating an independent Dressage prospect ranking and award system. People who wish to participate will be asked to circle the word DRESSAGE on their entry form. Each of these horses will have an additional ranking spreadsheet at each show and an independent national standing sheet as well as the season goes forward. At the end of the year, the top 3 horses and their owners will receive prize money according to the sponsor as well as special recognition on our website. These horses will also be listed with the rest of the population as before. A big Thank you to Jim Welsh for his support and generosity!
$1000 YHS HUNTER RECOGNITION PROGRAM TO BE SPONSORED BY HICKORY MANOR Creating an independent Hunter prospect ranking and award system. People who wish to participate will be asked to circle the word HUNTER on their entry form. Each of these horses will have an additional ranking spreadsheet at each show and an independent national standing sheet as the season goes forward. At the end of the year, the top 3 horses and their owners will receive prize money according to the sponsor and an award as well as special recognition on our website. These horses will also be listed with the rest of the population as before. A big thank you to Kimmy Risser and Hickory Manor for their generosity.
The Young Horse Show Series is happy to announce a new partnership with United States Sport Horse Breeders Association. In an effort to promote and recognize breeders in the USA, the YHS is starting a new breeders award program and the USSBHA will be its 2020 sponsor and administrator. With a $2000 purse, the program will recognize the top 6 breeders at the end of the 2020 YHS season with prize money and awards. The rules are as follow: -To be entered and participate, breeders would need to have a minimum of at least 2 horses they bred in the US compete in a YHS season qualifiers (proof of breeding info might be required). -Horse can be owned or trained by different parties than the original breeder. -At the end of the year, the combined 2 top scores of horses bred by the same person, all classes, age, gender combined, would be ranked from all the qualifiers of that year’s season.Finals scores are not to be included. -1st to 6th place breeders would receive prize money and an award presented by YHS and/or USSBHA officials during the Finals Saturday Night Light Dinner at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on November 7th, 2020. Prize money distribution as follow: 1st = $1000, 2nd = $500, 3rd = $200, 4th, 5th and 6th = $100 A big thank you to USSHBA for their sponsorship as we are starting an amazing 2020 qualifying season. For any inquiry about the program contact YHS or USSHBA directly. Our first Qualifier is March 14th in Dallas TX and hosted by Whitehedge Farm followed by the Spy Coast Farm show in Lexington KY on April 17/18.
We are very excited to bring back Tequestrian Farms as a national sponsor to the Young Horse Show Series for 2022! We extend our gratitude and thanks to ensuring affordable and educational horse shows for young horses age 1-5 (additional schooling classes for 6-7 year olds) in America! To learn more about Tequestrian and their talented team, please check out their website! http://tequestrianfarms.com/
Benchmark year for Young Horse Show Series by Jean Llewellyn
"Lexington, Kentucky – The Young Horse Show Series will celebrate a benchmark year in 2015, showcasing their fifth
anniversary season. Since hosting their inaugural ‘test’ event at Spy Coast Farm, Lexington, KY in 2010, the Young
Horse Show Series has already made remarkable progress, especially in the eastern United States, growing from 98
qualified horse in 2011 to 172 in 2014."... ...read more below
The Young Horse Show Series is designed to provide sporthorse breeders as well as owners, trainers and riders of all disciplines an affordable show venue to introduce and evaluate their young horses to the show environment and “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 in front of a buying audience. Created in 2009 by Jean-Yves Tola and with the help of the North American Studbook directors and professionals of the sporthorse industry, the first “test” show took place at Spy Coast Farm in 2010. The response and obvious success of the show motivated Lisa Lourie and Jean-Yves Tola to take it to the next level. A meeting with Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, other ESP partners and key figures followed shortly thereafter and because of their vision, generosity and real understanding of the industry’s needs towards young sport horses in the US, the Spy Coast Farm Young Horse Show series was created. A final was set for December 2011 !
The 2011 YHS season was a terrific success, with well over 100 horses participating, 60 plus qualified and more than 30 entered in the finals. It reached its pinnacle on December 8th and 9th 2011 in Wellington during a wonderful and unforgettable final event. Both International Judges were astounded by the quality of the horses and the professionalism of the event.
The first season would not have been possible without the help of many individuals and companies. We would like to thank everyone for their trust and support. A special “thank you” goes to Lisa Lourie and Spy Coast Farm, ESP, Sweet Oak Farm, Cav-I Farm and Sakura Hill Farm, without whom the 2011 season would not have been possible. Many thanks as well to the officials that have participated at the shows, the North American Studbook directors and assistants, The Equine Media Project and of course to all the generous sponsors of the 2011 season. 9 seasons are now behind us and the YHS Series is now the new standard for breeders as well as young horse owners and trainers here in the US. Over the years, the numbers have doubled and the business has flourished for every one involved. The new Tryon Resort and Equestrian Center has become the home of the YHS Finals. Their excellence in Equine Sport production and support of the young horses has proven to be a huge benefit for the Equine enthusiasts. They have also created a Perpetual Trophy for each year's Champion of the High Score Best American bred horse at the Finals. An additional and most important “SPECIAL THANK YOU !” goes to all the participants of the YHS series!
As the 2022 series is under way, we would like to invite anyone that would be interested in hosting a Young Horse Show or simply sharing their ideas and suggestions by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org