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"Adequan®/USDF Dressage Sport Horse” "Breeding Horse of the yearAwards”

Did you know you need 3 SCORES from 3 DIFFERENT judges?

Taken from theUSDF Member Guide(pages 31-32)

• Minimum of three scores:
From at least three different judges
From three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognizedcompetitions
Median score of 65 percent or higher to qualify

Horse must have a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR)when scores are earned.
•owner must have a USDF participating Membership (PM) orBusiness Membership (BM) and be a member in good standingof USDF when scores are earned.
• no membership requirement for the handler.
• For competition purposes, the age of a horse is considered tobe one-year-old on the first day of January following the actual date of foaling.
• A "young horse” is one that is three years of age or younger.
• A "mature horse” is one that is four years of age or older.• Age/sex eligibility is determined as follows:
• Fillies, colts and geldings, three years of age and under, may show onLY as sport horse prospects.
• Mares and stallions, age four and over, may show in breed- ing stock classes.
• Geldings of any age may not show in breeding stock classes/ categories. •Geldings, age three and under, may show only in sport horse classes/categories.
• Horse must be eligible to compete in the class to be eligible for an award in that division, per USEF DR 203.


• Scores must be from the same age/sex category.
• Scores must be from USDF DSHB scoresheets (which are appropriate to each judging category), current at the time of competition.
• Scores must be from classes where horses are judged individually in-hand, including Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breed- ers’ championship (USDFBc) Series Final in-hand classes.
• Scores from restricted classes that are otherwise eligible will count towards year-end awards median score calculations, with the exception of individual breed classes. Some indi- vidual breed classes may count towards all-breeds awards if the participating registry/organization (po) chooses. Scores from amateur or junior/young rider handler, group and under saddle classes are not eligible for DSHB year-end awards.
• only the final adjusted percentage score, after callbacks, for each class will be counted.

certificates and prizes are awarded to the owner.
certificates will be available online.
categories to be recognized:
Fillies of current calendar year
Colts/geldings of current calendar year
Yearling fillies
Yearling colts/geldings
Two-year-old fillies
Two-year-old colts/geldings
Three-year-old fillies
Three-year-old colts/geldings
Four-year-old and older maiden mares (never been bred) and yeld mares (not currently bred or nursing) (mares without foals)
Four-year-old and older broodmares, either in foal as of January 1 of competition year or currently nursing (mare only to be judged)
Four-year-old and older stallions

Registration is live for the USDF Sport Horse DevelopmentForum

SHProspectsForumSupported byHassler Dressageand hosted byNew England DressageAssociation

This new program will provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The goal is to develop a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects and will bridge the educational gap between the currentUSDF Sport Horse In-Hand Programand theUSEF Young Horse Programin the training of sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle and eventual competition.


Complete details can be foundHERE.

USDF Launches New Sport Horse Prospect DevelopmentProgram

Reposted from USDF:

Lexington, KY (March 26, 2013) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the launch of the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Program, presented by Dressage at Devon, a USDF Education Partner, and supported by Hassler Dressage. Created by the USDF Sport Horse Committee, this new program is designed to bridge the educational gap in the development of dressage horses, as they progress from showing in-hand to work under saddle and eventual competition. It will feature a live forum approach, focused on a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. This new educational event is intended for trainers, owners, and breeders nationwide, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects.
The inaugural forum will be held September 14-15, 2013, hosted by the New England Dressage Association,at Apple Knoll Farm, in Millis, MA. The forum will be led by internationally renowned sport horse development experts, and educators, Scott Hassler, USEF National Young Dressage Horse Coach, and Ingo Pape, one of Germany’s most respected breeders and horsemen.
The instructors will work with selected participants and engage auditors in an interactive setting. The focus will be to provide education on the critical phase in sport horse training, as the three-year-old prospect transitions from in-hand to the first year under saddle. Methods for developing a solid foundation for each horse will be presented. Participants and auditors will also develop the necessary tools to select and evaluate sport horse prospects, as well as the key elements needed in a trainer for this stage of a horse’s education.
"USDF is excited to bring this much needed educational opportunity to the USDF membership and the dressage community, as well as other sport horse disciplines,” added Katherine Robertson, USDF Senior Education Programs Coordinator.
For more information about the new USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Program, contact the USDF office, or call (859) 971-2277.

What is the Young Horse ShowSeries?

Our region will be hosting two shows- The first is in Pepperall, MA at Ten Brock Farm, June 7th, and a second a Whitebridge Farm in Litchfield CT, July 20th.

(Taken from theYoung HorseWebsite and for more information

The Young Horse Show Series is designed toPictureprovide 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.

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