to Host Young Horse Evaluation Championships
organisers Grandstand Media announced today that this year's Horse
of the Year Show (NEC Arena, Birmingham 9th - 13th October) will
host the South Essex Insurance Brokers /BEF Young Horse Evaluation
series is aimed at identifying horses with the potential to provide
leading British Riders with British-bred horses capable of winning
medals at future Olympics and other top International Events and
to provide information on the most successful sport horse bloodlines
available in the UK.
Championship is the culmination of seven qualifying evaluation days,
assessing four year-old horses registered with recognised British
Media director Mike Gill commented: "It is very fitting that
the Horse of the Year Show will be hosting this championship. The
series is designed to discover the horses that will go on to win
medals at major competitions and on the final night of the show
we honour all the British medal winners from all equestrian disciplines.
We hope that we can play our part in the positive future of British
equestrian sport by providing the platform to discover the horses
that will give British riders the international success which is
needed to encourage growing participation at grass roots level."
finals, which will take place at the end of the afternoon performance
in the Horse & Hound Arena on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and
Saturday 12th October, will be divided into separate classes for
the most promising young dressage horse sponsored by Genus Equine,
for the most promising young show jumper sponsored by New Priory
Stud and for the most promising young event horse sponsored by the
series major sponsor South Essex Insurance Brokers.
are delighted that the finals of this new initiative are being held
at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show. It is an event to which
all equestrians aspire and now will provide the perfect showcase
for the horses of the future." said Graham Suggett, Consultant
Director of Breeding for the BEF.
Young Horse Evaluation Series is based on the highly successful
formula of a similar Swedish programme.