Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Region Final of the 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series will be held at the Autumn Classic, running September 15 to 18 at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON.
The change in venue is a result of the cancellation of the three-week Canadian Country Classic Horse Show, originally scheduled from August 24 to September 11, 2011, in Halton Hills, ON. The Canadian Country Classic had been awarded the Central Region Final as well as a regular Young Horse Series event in the Central Region.
The National Tournament, held at the Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa, ON, from August 17-21, will now host the last Jump Canada Young Horse Series competition in the Central Region prior to the Central Region Final in Palgrave. All other remaining Central Region events will take place as originally scheduled.
The revised Central Region schedule is as follows:
Summer Classic, ON, June 15-19
CornerStone Horse Show, ON, June 22-26
Summerfest Show, ON, July 14-17
National Open, Ottawa, ON, August 10-14
National Tournament, Ottawa, ON, August 17-21
Final Regional Qualifier – Autumn Classic, September 15-18, Palgrave, ON
(This competition will count for double points)
Canadian Show Jumping Tournament, Palgrave, ON, September 21-25
(5, 6, and 7/ 8 year old classes only)
The Jump Canada Young Horse Series features age categories for Four, Five, Six and Seven and Eight-Year-Olds, and is divided into three regions – Eastern, Central, and Western. The final competition in each of the three regions will count for double points to qualify for the National Finals, to be held at the Canadian Show Jumping Tournament from September 21-25 in Palgrave, ON.
The purpose of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series is to encourage the development of young show jumping talent and to give Canadian breeders additional incentives to breed superior show jumping prospects. Competing on a level playing field, the horses are divided according to age and jump at a level suited to their development. This careful development allows the horses to gain valuable experience and advance to the higher levels of show jumping competition with confidence. The Jump Canada Young Horse Series also gives prospective buyers for the hunter and jumper markets an opportunity to view a large group of prospects in a competition setting.
The Jump Canada Young Horse Series is now administered directly through Jump Canada and the Equine Canada offices. To register on-line, please visit: http://www.equiman.com/JumpCanadaYoungHorseSeries/