Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) in cooperation with The North American Studbook and Spy Coast Farm LLC will host the Finals for the Spy Coast Farm 2012 Young Horse Show Series (YHS) this weekend in the VanKampen Covered Arena at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The exciting YHS Series Finals will award $10,000 in total prize money to the year-end champions following two rounds of classes held on Saturday, January 5, and Sunday, January 6, 2013. Judges will include Jos Sevriens, Hilda Gurney and Scott Fitton.
The YHS competition will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, in the VanKampen Arena. The day will feature the first round for Four and Five-Year-Olds competing in classes Under Saddle, Jumping and Dressage. Classes will also be held for all age divisions in the In-Hand/At Liberty and Jump Chute. The top three scoring horses of each class will qualify for the second and final round to be held on Sunday.
Following the competition on Saturday, a special stallion showcase will be held in the VanKampen Arena where top breeding stallions will be presented in-hand starting at 5 p.m. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served, provided by Welli Deli.
On Sunday, January 6, the final rounds of each division will be held, beginning with the under saddle and over fences classes at 5 p.m. and the in-hand and jump chute following at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the VanKampen Arena. A dining area will be open to everyone where food and a cash bar will be available.
Spy Coast Farm and Equestrian Sport Productions would like to invite everyone to come out this weekend to see some of the nation’s top young horses. The shows give breeders, owners, and trainers a chance to showcase yearling to five-year-old young sport horses in an age appropriate setting, helping to promote breeding in America and in turn create a marketplace for trainers and riders to purchase young horses.
The YHS Program, provided by HorseMLS, features a catalog of the horses competing in this year’s Finals with descriptions and full breeding information. It can also be found online at: http://horsemls.com/YoungHorseShow/tabid/89/Default.aspx
Following the Finals for 2012, YHS will be coming into its third year of competition in 2013 and will host two events during this year’s FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Both shows will be held at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The first show will be held on Saturday, March 2, during FTI WEF 8. The second show will be on Tuesday, March 5. The Spy Coast Farm 2013 YHS Finals will once again be scheduled to take place at the PBIEC at the end of the year.
For more information on the Spy Coast Farm Young Horse Show Series, please visit www.younghorseshow.com.