WBFSH to Partner with American Young Horse Series for Breeding Award Programs

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 10:36
Young Horse Series in the U.S.A.

The WBFSH announced its new collaboration with the U.S based "Young Horse Show Series" in the form of two Breeding Award Programs for the 2022 season.

Young Horse Series

The YHS was created in 2009 by Jean Yves Tola, the directors of the North American Studbook (officially recognized by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses), and other professionals from the sport horse industry, including equestrian entrepreneur, Mark Bellissimo, and Lisa Lourie of Spy Coast Farm.

In 2015, Lisa Lourie, one of the YHS founders, explained that, “the Young Horse Shows were developed to give breeders and young horse owners the chance to take their young stock to safe, friendly venues for evaluation and educational purposes. These shows serve as networking and showcasing opportunities for those looking to buy, sell or train young horses and the judges and class scoring system provide benchmarks for breeders to evaluate their stock against their peers. Educational opportunities have included free clinic-like seminars on topics such as conformation, breeding technologies and horsemanship as well as frequent commentary from the ring.

2022 YHS Series

The 2022 YHS series has several legs, with the final taking place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in November every year.

There are five divisions, offering classes for horses aged 2-5 years old, with loose and under-saddle classes in dressage and for hunter/jumpers. For the 2022 season, there will be a Breeder and Studbook Awards Program.

Closer Ties to WBFSH

WBFSH General manager Nadine Brandtner is delighted that the WBFSH is branching out beyond European borders, to support its studbooks and their breeders, "No matter where, or on what scale, breeding takes the same passion and dedication wherever you are. So it is a great opportunity to collaborate with the Young Horse Show Series in the USA.”

WBFSH President Jan Pedersen stated, "Choosing the stallion that is the best fit for a mare, is an important element to produce a good horse, but so is a good and healthy upbringing. This includes preparing young horses for the sport. The WBFSH is pleased to be associated with the Young Horse Show Series, which allows young horses to be exposed to a show environment in an age-appropriate manner, and which prepares them for the sport, giving them mileage, in a setting that is horse-friendly and professionally run.

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