United States Eventing Association/EMCO Future Event Horse Championships Details Announced
RELEASE: September 4, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Emily Daily
The 2008 United States Eventing Association(USEA)/EMCO Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships will be held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on October 1 at 11 a.m. in the same venue and ring as last year. The entry fee is $85, stabling is $40/day, and the grounds fee is $20/day (which is not applicable if stabling overnight). Send entries to Shannon Pedlar at 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call Pedlar at (703) 777-8776 for more information.
USEA will not be providing professional handlers. If you wish for your horse to be shown by a professional then you will need to make personal arrangements ahead of time. USEA will, however, provide a list of handlers to choose from if you wish to do so. 10 Classes Offered
1. Yearling Fillies(top two progress to Yearling Championship, Class 3)
2. Yearling Colts/Geldings (top two progress to Yearling Championships, Class 3)
3. Yearling Championships (champion and reserve champion progress to Grand Championship, Class 10)
4. Two-Year-Old Fillies (top two progress to Two-Year-Old Championship, Class 6)
5. Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings (top two progress to Two-Year-Old Championship, Class 6)
6. Two-Year-Old Championships (champion and reserve champion progress to Grand Championships, Class 10)
7. Three-Year-Old Fillies (top two progress to Three-Year-Old Championship, Class 9)
8. Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings (top two progress to Three-Year-Old Championship, Class 9)
9. Three-Year-Old Championships (champion and reserve champion progress to Grand Championship, Class 10)
10. Grand Championship
Handmade trophies from Handson Pottery will be presented to winners in each class, along with ribbons, and a handful of great prizes.
Be sure to check out your photos from J. Walker photography after the event as well.
Any horse who has competed in an FEH show this year is qualified for the championships—no "qualifier score" is necessary in our first "real" year as a series. Last year, the "pilot year," proved to be an enormous success, with nearly 50 horses turning out for the year-end championships at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. If you have any questions about the series, please contact Wendy Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Emily Daily at email@example.com
USEA offers a thank you to the FEH Title Sponsor Equine Medical Center of Ocala Stallion Services, Elite Sponsor Nutrena, and Bit of Britain for supporting this exciting new program.
EMCO will be presenting the grand champion with a free breeding to any of the available sport horse stallions listed on their website, www.emcostallionservices.com
. Both Nutrena and Bit of Britain will be donating gift certificates to winners as well.