Twin Rivers to Host West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar

Tamie Smith and Bonner Carpenter’s Summerbridge Parc, winner of the 2017 YEH 5-year-old West Coast Championships. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California has been announced as the host venue for the 2018 West Coast Young Event Horse (YEH) Seminar on April 11-12.

Following on the successful YEH Day at last month’s USEA Educational Symposium in Ocala, the West Coast will also have the opportunity to learn the new judging and scoring system introduced for the YEH program at the beginning of the year.

YEH judges are required to attend an educational seminar or symposium about the new YEH scoring system in order to remain on the list of judges, and this seminar will count as credit for YEH judges to remain on the list.

The seminar will cover topics ranging from the new scoring system; judging the dressage, conformation and jumping/gallop phases; as well as tips for organizers, competitors and all others involved in running YEH competitions.

The presentations will be led by Gretchen Butts, Bea di Grazia, Loris Henry, Mark Weissbecker, Karen Winn and Daniel Zilla, and will include interactive demonstrations and a robust Q&A session.

Looking ahead to the rest of the year, Fair Hill will once again host the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, and Fresno County Horse Park will host the West Coast Championships. Sally Ike and Lucinda Green will be the judges for both championships, and Derek di Grazia will design the courses for both championships.

Tentatives times for the West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar are 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 12. Registration for the seminar is $45 for current USEA members and $50 for USEA non-members. To register for the seminar, please click here.

Shout out to Bea DiGrazia and Wendy Wergeles for organizing this seminar! For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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