Emerging Athletes U21

Jun 19, 2024

Building a Foundation for a Stronger Future During Day 2 of the USEA EA21 Central Clinic

Upon completion of the flatwork session during the first day of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 (EA21) Central Clinic, EA21 coach Bec Braitling allowed the 12 participants to play a heavy hand in designing the show jumping course for day two.

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Jun 18, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

Small Circles, Big Impact: Bec Braitling Focuses on Flatwork on Day 1 of EA21 Central Clinic

Each of the twelve riders selected to participate in the 2024 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 (EA21) Central Regional Clinic comes from different backgrounds. Some have begun their FEI careers, while others are gearing up for a Modified move up, some are on experienced schoolmasters, while others are on catch rides or greener horses. EA21 Coach Bec Braitling took that into account when brainstorming what the lesson plan for flatwork day at the Central Clinic might look like.

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May 21, 2024 Eventing News

USEA Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2025 EA21 Program

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that coach applications are now being accepted for the 2025 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21). One additional coach will be selected and hired for a three-year term for the EA21 program, teaching one two-day summertime regional clinic annually throughout the term.

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Apr 12, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

USEA Names Athletes for 2024 EA21 Regional Programs

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2024 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21). USEA Young Rider program members aged 21 and under are eligible for the program. The purpose of the USEA EA21 Program is to identify and provide consistent quality instruction to the next generation of elite event riders.

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Mar 03, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

11 USEA EA21 National Camp Athletes Share How the EA21 Program is Developing the Next Generation of Riders

The USEA Emerging Athletes U21 (EA21) program was established in 2022 with the aim of creating a pipeline for potential U.S. team riders by identifying and developing young talent and pairing them up with influential educators within the sport of eventing to improve their skills both in and out of the saddle.

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Feb 07, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

EA21 Spotlight: Braden Speck Finds Strength in His Love of the Sport

Losing a horse can shake a rider to their core and leave them questioning if they have the heart to carry on, but 2024 EA21 National Camp athlete Braden Speck had to learn how to channel all of his love for the sport of eventing after heartbreakingly losing three horses in a row due to uncontrollable circumstances.

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Feb 05, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

2024 USEA EA21 Applications Are Open!

Applications for the USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program are now available. The purpose of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 program (EA21) is to identify and provide consistent quality instruction to the next generation of elite event riders. The aim is to create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. The intention is to provide young athletes with access to an added level of horsemanship and riding skills in order to further their training and skill development with greater consistency.

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Jan 11, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

Through the Lens: 2024 USEA EA21 National Camp

In just its second year, the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 (EA21) program just completed its second ever EA21 National Camp in the first week of the new year in Temecula, California. The EA21 program was devised to identify and provide consistent quality instruction to the next generation of elite event riders.

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Jan 07, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

Thank You To All Who Made EA21 National Camp A Success!

The second annual USEA Emerging Athletes U21 program (EA21) national camp wrapped up on Saturday after a wonderful week of education, hard work, and fun. EA21 Director of Coaching David O’Connor led the camp with 18 selected athletes for the EA21 national program this year, which took place at KingsWay Farm in Temecula, California.

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Jan 07, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

Pyramid Built on the Final Day of EA21 National Camp

The last day of the EA21 National Camp held at Kingsway Farm put the top of the pyramid into place with its focus on cross-country day. After four days of arena work, theory, and a solid foundation, it was time to see how training in the ring translated to out of the ring.

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Jan 06, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

Go Better and Go Confident on Day 4 of EA21 National Camp

Day four of the EA21 National Camp held at Kingsway Farm in Temecula, California, dawned frosty and started with a bit of reflection. “I've just been thinking about all week, how [David O’Connor] used to always say to me to be a student of the sport,” Caitlin O’Roark said candidly. “I've always wanted to do this as a career. [The camp has] just made me want to even more.”

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