The U.S. Eventing Association has changed the championships qualifications for the Young Event Horse program. Previously, horses could qualify for the East or West Coast Championships by either scoring a 70% or higher at two qualifying events, or by scoring a 75% or higher at any one qualifying event. Moving forward, horses must obtain one qualification score of 75% or higher at any qualifying event. The two-event qualification method has been dropped.

In addition, the entries at the YEH West Coast Championships, held at Fresno County Horse Park in California, will not be capped, however the YEH East Coast Championships at the Fair Hill International in Maryland will be capped at 55 horses total. Forty of those 55 spots will be reserved for 5-year-old competitors and the remaining spots will be open to 4-year-old competitors. The USEA is anticipating a wait list at FHI, and horses with the highest qualifying scores will be taken off the wait list if additional spaces become available.

The YEH program was established by the USEA in 2004 as a way to showcase and identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to excel at the upper levels of eventing.

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