Young Event Horse Grant of 15K offered to 5 year old champ for European competition.
Forgive me if I'm waaay behind.
I tried to use the search -but since COTH has changed formats I can't seem to search anything successfully. So I'm not sure if this has been discussed.
I read something about a YEH Grant. It feels like a dream now because I've slept a few times since I found the article. No idea where I read the info.
I seem to remember it being for USA bred horse only.
Awarded to the east and west coast champion 5 year olds. 15K to be used towards going to Europe to compete in their 6/7 year old CCI*/** (respectively).
Did I read correctly?
I think that's fairly impressive and lovely of the USEA.
I'm sorry I don't have more info.
Thank you so much to whom ever started and continues to donate this grant.
very cool indeed.
Last edited by purplnurpl; Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM.
Oh, yes, that's an issue, the scarcity of YEH competitions. And my horses are in Southern Pines, not in some far-flung eventing desert.
There are exactly two YEHs in reasonable distance this year -- the Fork and Waredaca (which isn't really reasonable). Last year, we also had two to choose from, at the Ark. Unfortunately, we had to scratch our very suitable 4YO YEH -- who is now subk's 5YO -- from both, due to injuries to other horses at home on the mornings of those competition.
This year, we have a new 5YO, who is also a YEH type, and we're making these competitions a goal for him.
Le Lion is a nice thought but a damn testing track. I've never had a 6 or 7 YO who's ready for that tough a test, even if it was well within their athletic ability. But who wouldn't want to have a horse there?