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Equine Trading Company Tops Leader Board At YHS Championship

November 8, 2020, Tryon NC: 

The Equine Trading Companyof Johnston, SC, finished at the top of the leader board as Champion in the $2000 United States Sport Horse Breeders Association (USSHBA)/YHS American Breeder Awards after the final Young Horse Show Qualifier of 2020, with a score of 18.16 earned in the Jump Chute by 3-year-old Rose ETC and 2-year-old Seattle ETC, both sired by Balou du Rouet, earning a $1000 winner’s purse.

Hickory Manor was Reserve Champion with two Viscount-sired entries, Verbatim HM in the 4-year-old Jump Chute, and Visionary HM, winner of the In Hand Yearlings; their scores totaled 17.80. Third placed Aliboo Farm was just .06 points behind with 17.74 points scored by 4 -year-old Eleven XI ABF Z (Carasca Z) and 2-year-old Lorac Z (Asca Z).

Rose ETC earned the highest score in the 3-year-old Jump Chute. 

Best qualifier scores of any two entries bred by the same breeder count toward the American Breeder Awards. The lead has changed hands several time following 2020 series qualifiers in Texas, Georgia, Maryland, and Kentucky, and again at the conclusion of the series in Tryon, NC. 

The United States Sport Horse Breeders Association (USSHBA) was created to strengthen the presence of American breeders in the wider sport horse community. The USSHBA is a 501c3 non-profit membership group, designed to serve as a cohesive voice available to sport horse breeders across all registries and disciplines in matters of sport governance, and connect breeders to each other and to owners, riders, and trainers involved in all aspects of national equestrian sport. 

USSHBA appreciates the effort and dedication of all those who breed and/or select young American horses to develop for the future. The Young Horse Show Series is one of the most important programs designed to encourage the production and development of sport horses born and raised in the USA.  USSHBA is proud to recognize the best American breeders of the 2020 Young Horse Show Qualifier Series with $2,000 in prize money. For further information about the USSHBA, visit, and explore membership options for breeders, supporters and groups.

Sincere thanks to Fair Oaks Farm, Marin Farms, Inner Bay LLC, and Sakura Hill Farm for their support of the USSHBA’s American Breeder Awards! 


ContactRed Top Farm/Equine Trading Company for more quality young horses for sale - two locations to serve you. 

Red Top Farm/Equine Trading Company develops jumpers for the highest levels of the sport. Young horses have the best possible foundation from the time they are born at Red Top Farm to the time they are ready to compete. Once they are ready for jumping and under saddle competition, the horses are developed and shown by top rider, Kirsten Coe. Red Top Farm provides young horse development and training, lessons, showing, rehab and retirement, foaling services, and quality horses for sale. 

Red Top Farm - East

Johnston, SC

818-378-6972 - DiAnn Langer

Red Top Farm - West

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

818- 201-7375 - Kirsten Coe

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