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    Default FEI young horse warm-up classes, final classes, or FEI test of choice?

    The names of a few classes stand out as a bit confusing. In one show, there are classes called FEI 5 or 6 yr old Warm Up. There is also FEI 5 or 6 yr old Final classes. Is there a difference, or is the Final for horses trying to meet the deadline for the Developing Horse Championships?

    At another show, they offer no FEI young horse classes, but they offer FEI TOC instead.



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    The Warm-up class is probably the Preliminary test. It is used at the finals, but is not used for qualifying for the finals, only the Final test is used for that.

    Offering the Preliminary test at a non-finals show would basically be for practice so you've at least done the test before finals.

    You would have to ask the show if the YH tests are included in the FEI TOC class. Our shows do not, as they are judged differently from regular FEI classes.



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    Thanks. My brain still needs more coffee.

    Championships are after Aug 1. Why does a show in June offer Warm-up and also the Final test? Practice before the big Final? Or a requirement.



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    Yes, for practice. Only the Final test is required for qualifying.

    Here are all the rules:
    http://www.usef.org/documents/discip...YoungHorse.pdf



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    The warm up is nothing more than a regular class but is restricted by age and ride a test only available for that class. You do a ride, get a score (judged in the manner of the YH testa), and hopefully a ribbon. Nothing more. Its not a qualifying or year end award test. Some people like that because a 5/6 year old doing 2nd/3rd level open classes is often competing and judged against older more seasoned horses. Young horse mistakes and bobbles are not so heavily punished in the YH tests if they are not caused by poor training.



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    warm up class is only for four year olds. then a final

    Once you get to 5 and 6 year olds the classes are Preliminary and final.

    At the championships the 4 year olds are only placed based on the final test. The warm up does not count.

    For 5 and 6 year olds the average the preliminary and the final score for the placings.



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