The Young Horse Show Series started its 2014 tour in Ocala, Florida on March 11th. Cav-I-Farm was host to over 40 young horses that participated in the event. There was a large variety of horses for the event which was a perfect demonstration of what the Young Horse Show Series is all about. With 9 horses competing in the Yearling In hand /At Liberty Class, Improv (UB40/Rousseau) bred and owned by S. Lieb, held the winning score of 8.85. Topping the 2 Year Old In Hand /At Liberty class was Flambeau YF (Florestan/Quaterback) bred by Judy Yancey and owned by Tyra Vernon with a score of 7.98. Daphne (Highlife’s Diamond Stud/De Niro) owned and bred by Leslie Pollington scored the highest in the 3-Year-Old class with an unbeatable score of 9.51. The final In Hand /At Liberty class for the Ocala show was won by Centina (Cassini II/Cheenook) bred by L&S Fried and owned by Highridge Farm, LLC with a score of 7.92.
Always a spectator favorite, the jump chute division got off to a strong start with the 2-Year-Old class. Topping the charts was Just So Cav-I (Stakkato Gold/Amour Parfait) with a leading score of 8.04. The top score for the 3 Year Old Jump Chute was Bey Shutter Diplomacy Cav-I (Sir Shutterfly/Amour Parfait), bred and owned by Cav-I-Farm with a score of 8.16. Centina (Cassini II/Cheenook) bred by L&S Fried and owned by Highridge Farm, LLC won the 4 Year Old class with a score of 8.21.
Suitability for Sport Under Saddle had a number of talented participants. In the 3-Year-Old class, For the Hell of It (Findus) bred and owned by Jennifer Dachton was the top scorer with a 7.78. Centina (Cassini II/Cheenook) took another win in the 4-Year-
old Flat and Over Fences classes with a 7.4 under saddle, and 7.97 over fences. Eaglea (Contester/Rubinstein) bred and owned by S. Lieb scored a 7.95 to win the 5-Year-Old Flat Class. Longchamp (Lotus T/Merano I), bred and owned by Andras Scieberth was the highest scoring participant in the 5-Year-Old Over Fences class to wrap up the day with a 7.31 score.
New for 2014 are the YHS Dressage tests. Winning the 4-year-old dressage test was Linkous T (Lotus T/Landrider) bred and owned by Andras Szieberth with a score of 62.7. The 5-year-old dressage test was dominated by Sundar Lind (Stedinger/Hohenstein) bred by Jennifer Lind, owned by Tyra Vernon with a score of 79.6. The dressage tests were overall a huge success to the show!
The 2014 tour started off as a huge success. The Young Horse Show would like to thank all spectators and participants in addition to the generous sponsors, judges, handlers and volunteers who, without them, the show would not be possible. We look forward to making the horse show environment a better place for young horses in the future!