As talented young horses competed for top honors during Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J in California over Memorial Day weekend, the revolutionary online horse show site HorseShow.com hosted a Friday evening reception to celebrate the launch of their new online Young Horse Dressage Evaluation Program with renowned FEI and USEF judge Janet Foy. The new online Young Horse Dressage Evaluation Program is the latest innovative opportunity for equestrians of all ages and experience to have access to feedback from world-renowned judges by submitting videos from their home arenas. Whether one thinks their talented youngster may be the next international dressage superstar, or would just like to know where they stand in their training and make sure they're on the right track for future success, this is a unique opportunity to have one's young dressage horse evaluated by internationally acclaimed USEF and FEI Young Horse judge, Janet Foy.
All HorseShow.com members who submit a video of their 4-, 5-, or 6-year-old horse under saddle schooling movements at walk, trot, and canter will receive via e-mail a detailed voiceover commentary in real time that includes an evaluation of their horse’s potential as an upper level dressage horse and an assessment of where the horse is in its overall development. Riders also choosing to submit a practice ride of an actual young horse test will receive a complete scorecard via email with marks and comments for each individual task from the test in addition to voiceover commentary.
Foy, who is licensed as an FEI 4* judge, USEF “S” Dressage Judge, USEF Sport horse “R” Breeding Judge, and FEI Technical Delegate, is also a member of the United States Equestrian Federation Dressage Committee and High Performance Dressage Committee. Widely known as an enduring advocate for young horses, Foy serves as Co-Chair of the USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage Subcommittee, has passed the FEI Exam to be a certified international Young Horse Judge, and has judged the USEF National Young Horse and Developing Horse Championships multiple times. "I love the idea that riders, owners and breeders will now have an easy-to-use and low cost option to have their young horses evaluated, regardless of where they live and their accessibility to shows and clinics," said Foy. "It will also hopefully help them to make sure they have the training of their horses going in the right direction to maximize their future potential.
"I believe this new online program from HorseShow.com will continue to feed the amazing growth and interest of we've seen in our national young horse program," Foy continued. "There are many successful horses that have come up through the program already, and I am hopeful that through the expanded reach of this program, I may see a 'hidden treasure' that has not been to the shows and so hasn't been discovered yet!"
To learn more about HorseShow.com's new Young Horse Dressage Evaluation Program and see sample videos with voiceover commentary by Janet Foy, visit http://www.horseshow.com/young-dressage or visit the HorseShow.com home page www.horseshow.com.