Hi guys, I am a longtime lurker and find a lot of interesting info on these forums! Sorry if this question has already been asked!
I have a June 2009 mare, so literally she is 3 coming 4. I am interested in knowing what her age will be for WEF 2014.
In the jumper world, I believe she will be 5, as the rule book for the YJC state "Open to horses with papers indicating a foaling date five years previous to the current calendar year. ". Am I understanding this correctly? Or will she be 4?
What about the 3-4yo Hunter class they have at WEF? I can not find any specific rules for the age specifications there.
According to the rule you included, her age would be 4. There is no way she would be considered 5 during 2013, so I would say you're good to go for the 3-4 year old classes until 2014 when she will be 5.
Actually at WEF the 3 and 4 year old Pre-Green Hunter's go by actual age, not USEF age. You could show your horse until her birthday in 2014 when she turns 5. For example I had a horse that did the 3 and 4 year olds this year. He aged out when he turned 5 at the end of March, even though his USEF age all year is 5. Good luck!