Lexington, Ky. – July 31, 2018 -This week athletes are attending the final EAP Regional Training Sessions of the year in Colorado and Ohio as part of the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program.
Clinicians Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder will lead the session at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, while Jeff Cook and Colleen Reed will lead the session at World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
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The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association congratulates the following members who have been accepted to participate in these sessions:
Colorado Horse Park Session
July 31-Aug. 4
Sophia Corbett, 17, Englewood, Colo.
Nicole Davis, 16, Erie, Colo.
Kristen Forti, 16, St. Joe, Ind.
Jenna Groth, 25, Fort Collins, Colo.
Grace Leonard, 18, Denver, Colo.
Isabella Lombardo, 17, Evergreen, Colo.
Hanna Mankus, 17, Englewood, Colo.
Sara McDermott, 22, Athens, Ga.
Cory McLaughlin, 23, Atlanta, Ga.
Madeleine Nielsen, 15, La Conner, Wash.
Sara Nisbet, 15, Englewood, Colo.
Sabrina Ohlrogge, 14, Littleton, Colo.
Katie Pelzel, 17, Fort Lupton, Colo.
Libby Pollock, 21, Pleasant Dale, Neb.
Elise Vandamme, 18, Bountiful, Utah
Barrett Whitesell, 16, Kailua, Hawaii
World Equestrian Center Session
Gabrielle Adams, 14, Chardon, Ohio
Elle Brady, 22, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bella Canzano, 21, Birmingham, Mich.
Ashley Dowler, 22, Oxford, Ohio
Katelyn Friesema, 25, Ephrata, Pa.
Lyriss Jaeger, 24, Georgetown, Ky.
Haley Kane, 16, Lexington, Ky.
Kelby Kane, 17, Lexington, Ky.
Emily Lacey, 18, Lake Bluff, Ill.
Nicole Lyvere, 25, Lakewood, Colo.
Christina Meeks, 19, Lexington, Ky.
Emily Moll, 18, Cincinnati, Ohio
Meaggan Niesen, 19, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cassidy Oppermann, 16, Cedarburg, Wis.
Tanner Pfeffer, 18, Pataskala, Ohio
Lilli Power, 21, Crestwood, Ky.
Kylie Schmidt, 15, Lexington, Ky.
Alexis A Schwarz, 15, New Boston, Mich.
Alyssa Simin, 20, Ramsey, N.J.
Tess Von Hemel, 19, Piedmont, Okla.
Jenna Yamamoto, 23, Monte Sereno, Ky.
EAP sessions are held over five days with athletes participating in mounted flatwork, gymnastics exercises and coursework as well as intensive stable management lessons. Athletes also spend time auditing and hearing presentations from guest speakers at the sessions. Auditing is available for the riding portions of the session at Colorado Horse Park for $50 per day. There is no charge for auditing the riding portions at World Equestrian Center.
These are the final sessions of the year, with more than 180 athletes participating in the program across the country.
Following the Regional Training Sessions, 16 of the Regional Training Session participants and a select number of stable managers will be invited to attend the National Training Session Nov. 8-11 at University of Findlay in Ohio.
The USHJA extends its gratitude to 2018 EAP Regional Training Session hosts Centenary University, Colorado Horse Park, Georgia International Horse Park, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, HITS Balmoral, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Maplewood Stables, Mount Holyoke College, Virginia Horse Center and World Equestrian Center.
Special thanks to the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund for their title sponsorship of the Emerging Athletes Program. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund was founded by Lindsay Maxwell in 2016 as a means to formalize her commitment to charitable giving. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund supports events, organizations and programs that align with Maxwell’s philanthropic priorities and values including improving the lives of children with special needs, enabling access to educational opportunities and providing care, compassion and protection to animals.
The Emerging Athletes Program is also supported in part by a generous grant from US Equestrian, as well as individual donors through the USHJA Foundation.
For more information, please visit www.ushja.org/EAP.