My barn owner has some seriously AWESOME horses. Horses with really fantastic bloodlines – as evidenced with their 5yo Berlin stallion that I got to sit on last weekend or the amazing Balou Du Rouet mare she has that is in foal to Cornet Obolensky. I started looking at weanlings and then slowly moved towards horses in the 2-3yo range before dropping back to weanlings. I honestly thought that one of the horses I found initially would be going to the young horse show with me. That wasn’t meant to be though and it all worked out in the end.
Due to Luna’s age she can’t go this year. I probably won’t opt to take her for the yearling classes next year either as I think that there are probably things that I can take her to locally that will require less stress/ travel. She will definitely be going to a KWPN keuring next fall though and I am excited to see how she does. Instead I am heading back to Tryon this weekend afterwork! It will be a lot of fun to watch the YHS and hang out/support my barn family and their awesome young Numero Uno stallion. I think the YHS is a great concept and I am excited to be within a reasonable distance of a well run show designed specifically for young warmblood sport horses.
(Taken from the Young Horse Website and for more information http://www.younghorseshow.com/index.html)
The Young Horse Show Series is designed to provide sporthorse breeders as well as owners, trainers and riders of all disciplines an affordable show venue to introduce and evaluate their young horses to the show environment and “put on necessary mileage” with appropriate and special classes suitable to the proper development of young horses. It is also intended to create a sales environment where numerous young horses are in a single location and their talents displayed in front of a buying audience.
Created in 2009 by Jean-Yves Tola and with the help of the North American Studbook directors and professionals of the sporthorse industry, the first “test” show took place at Spy Coast Farm in 2010. The response and obvious success of the show motivated Lisa Lourie and Jean-Yves Tola to take it to the next level. A meeting with Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, other ESP partners and key figures followed shortly thereafter and because of their vision, generosity and real understanding of the industry’s needs towards young sport horses in the US, the Spy Coast Farm Young Horse Show series was created.
I can’t wait to see all of the nice horses and spend a weekend nerding out on horses! I am also excited to see how the shows are run and flow so that I can get experienced for when it is time for Luna to come!
Is anyone else going to the Young Horse Show? What other fun weekend plans do you all have?