Monday, April 22, 2019

USEA: Judging the Future with Peter Gray

The US Eventing Association recently released an interview with Peter Gray, an eventing judge and a strong supporter of the USEA's Future Event Horse program. The article also includes input from the Oldenburg Horse Breeders' Society's Holly Simonsen, who spoke at the 2019 FEH Symposium.

Gray describes the difficulties of judging horses under 4 or 5 years old, because they are always growing and changing, and almost all young horses go through awkward phases during the first years. Gray starts with looking at the horse's balance in movement.

It's a challenge to judge youngsters as future competition prospects, and there are those in the eventing community who refuse to support the FEH program for that reason. Gray, however, believes in the program's value for multiple reasons.

Read the article here.

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