2017 Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session

Locations Announced– George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College to host 2017 National Training Session


Palm Springs, Calif.—– Dec. 14, 2016 —– Today, the United States Hunter Jumper Association announced the 10 locations around the country that will host the 2017 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions, presented by Dover Saddlery, and that the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at

Gracie Marlowe – 2016 EAP National Champion

Lake Erie College, in Painesville, Ohio, will host the 2017 National Training Session.

“We had really incredible applications this year, which made selecting locations a challenge,” said Sally Ike, chair of the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Committee. “We’re very pleased with the locations and are looking forward to announcing the dates and opening applications in February.”

The following locations will host EAP Regional Training Sessions at dates to be announced:

  • Holyoke College Equestrian Center, South Hadley, Mass. (Zone 1)
  • Cazenovia College Equine Education Center, Cazenovia, N.Y. (Zone 2)
  • Centenary College Equestrian Center, Long Valley, N.J. (Zone 2)
  • Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va. (Zone 3)
  • Georgia Horse Park, Conyers, Ga. (Zone 4)
  • World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, Ohio (Zone 5)
  • Great SW Equestrian Center, Katy, Texas (Zone 7)
  • Colorado Horse Park, Parker, Colo. (Zone 8)
  • Sonoma Horse Park, Petaluma, Calif. (Zone 10)
  • Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, Calif. (Zone 10)
Caroline Dance –
2016 EAP National Reserve Champion

The George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College will host the National Training Session for the second year in a row at a date to be announced. The 86-acre facility offers a 100′ x 225′ indoor arena with seating for 700 spectators.

“The George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center was a wonderful host facility last year, and we’re very excited to be back there,” continued Ike.

The Emerging Athletes Program is supported in part by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation, as well as individual donors through the USHJA Foundation. For more information about the EAP program, visit www.ushja.org/EAP.

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