Two EAP Regional Training Sessions Began Today in the Northeast


Lexington, KY – June 12, 2017 – Two Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions with 37 athletes from the United States and Canada began today in New Jersey and New York.

The session at Cazenovia College features clinicians Geoff Teall and Colleen Reed. At Centenary University, athletes will learn from Anne Kursinski and Nanci Snyder.

The USHJA congratulates the following riders who were selected to participate in these sessions:

Cazenovia College
Hayley Antonelli, 16, Bethesda, Md
Maggie Fraley, 16, White Haven, Pa.
Sam Koeppel, 14, Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Gabrielle Baker, 19, Phoenix, N.Y.
Kendra R Duggleby, 17, Cleveland, N.Y.
Sydney Eller, 18, Ferguson, N.C.
Carlie Genecco, 16, Troy, N.Y.
Eliza Gretok, 19, Woodward, Pa.
Hallie Grimes, 14, Houston, Texas
Alexis Imburgia, 17, Pittsford, N.Y.
Kathleen Perry, 20, Charlottesville, Va.
Sophie Potvin-Begin, 19, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Hallie Rush, 13, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Centenary University

Anabel Barnett, 15, Unionville, Pa.
Rebecca Bender, 20, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Prima Rose Bonaventura, 13, Swedesboro, N.J.
Angela Cammarata, 19, Framingham, Mass.

Maura Cherny, 18, Cazenovia, N.Y.
Ashley Delise, 16, Pittstown, N.J.

Alexis C. Di Pasqua, 17, West Chester, Pa.
Julianna Empie, 16, Chester Springs, Pa.

Shannon Gillooly, 19, Hillsborough, N.J.
Corina Grzib, 15, Lumberton, N.J.
Melinda Hartman, 18, Flemington, N.J.
Isabelle Heckler, 18, Colts Neck, N.J.
Kendall Kauffman, 17, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Grace Kavulich, 16, Pennington, N.J.
Amanda Lamore, 18, Wethersfield, Ct
Lusa Olle, Edwards, 19, Colo.
Danielle Sagliano, 20, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
Christina Samouhos, 20, Pittstown, N.J.
Nina Shilling, 16, Brewster, N.Y.
Jessica Smith, 18, Kinnelon, N.J.
Paige Trzaskawka, 15, Medford, N.J.
Erin Vieau, 20, Syracuse, N.Y.
Alicia H. Weismann, 17, Southampton, N.J.
Jake Parker Wymard, 16, Glen Rock, Pa.

Gabrielle Baker, Shannon Gillooly, Hallie Rush and Jake Parker Wymard were awarded EAP Grants to assist with the costs of participating in the EAP Regional Training Session, thanks to USHJA Zones 2 & 4 committees and the USHJA Foundation.

The sessions are held over five days with athletes participating in mounted flatwork, gymnastics exercises and coursework, as well as intensive stable management lessons.

At Cazenovia College, USHJA Certified Trainer and “R” Hunter and Hunter Equitation Judge Geoff Teall will lead mounted instruction with Colleen Reed leading stable management. At Centenary University, Olympian Anne Kursinski will lead the mounted instruction and Nanci Snyder will be the stable management instructor.

Athletes at the Cazenovia session will also have an opportunity to visit John Madden Sales, home of Olympian Beezie Madden, and participate in an anatomy discussion with Dr. Carol Buckhout. At the Centenary session, athletes will tour the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation Headquarters at Hamilton Farm and visit B.W. Furlong, an equine veterinary clinic.

In addition to the EAP sessions in New Jersey and New York, a session is also being held at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia, this week. Click here to read more about that session.

There will be seven other EAP Regional Training Sessions in California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia throughout the summer.

The EAP Committee will select 16 riders and several stable managers from the EAP Regional Training Sessions to attend the 2017 EAP National Training Session November 9-12 at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where they will learn from Olympian Peter Wylde and stable manager Anne Thornbury.

The USHJA extends its gratitude to 2017 EAP Regional Training Session hosts Cazenovia College Equine Education Center, Centenary University Equestrian Center, Colorado Horse Park, Georgia International Horse Park, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center, Sonoma Horse Park, Virginia Horse Center and World Equestrian Center as well as to National Training Session host George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College.

The Emerging Athletes Program is supported in part by a generous grant from US Equestrian, as well as individual donors through the USHJA Foundation. For more information, please visit

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