Area V Event Horse Programs

Future Event Horse (FEH)

The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds to become successful upper-level event horses.


At Championships, 3-year-olds are required to compete in an additional free-jump division. The FEH program also offers a 4-year-old class in which the horses show their gaits under saddle at qualifier events, and compete in a free-jump division at Championships. The free-jump divisions will only be held at Championships—qualifier events will not have any jumping.


Each age group is judged separately, and genders within the age group are judged separately when the number of entries allows. In order to compete in FEH classes, horses must be registered with the USEA, but a special FEH rate is available for owners who may not want to register the horse fully yet.

Click here for more info on FEH competitions and here for FEH rules.

Young Event Horse (YEH)

The USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) goal is to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition that, with proper training, can excel in the uppermost levels of eventing. While the ultimate aim is to identify the future five-star horses, many fine event horses who will excel at the lower levels will also be showcased.


The program gives owners and breeders the opportunity to showcase the potential of their four- and five-year-old horses while encouraging the breeding and development of top-level event horses for the future. Classes focus on education and preparation of the event horse in a correct and progressive manner.

Click here for more info on YEH competitions and here for YEH rules.


New Event Horse (NEH)

The USEA New Event Horse (NEH) Program is designed to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for horse and rider. Adapted from the Young Event Horse Program, the NEH classes are intended to assess a horse’s capability for eventing and to provide a stepping stone to recognized eventing. New Event Horse classes focus on education and preparation to begin eventing in a correct and progressive manner.

Click here for more info on the NEH program. 

If you have any questions about FEH, YEH, or NEH, please contact Jayne Lloyd.