Emerging Athletes U21

USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program (EA21)

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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, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.

The USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program was launched in 2022 with a model of five summertime regional clinics taught by selected USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructors, leading to a winter national camp consisting of selected Young Riders from the regional clinics. Athletes who are 21 years or younger, are current members of their USEA Young Rider Area program, and are established at the Training Level or higher, are eligible to apply for the EA21 program.

EA21 Coaches (ECP certified):

  • David O'Connor - USEA EA21 Director of Coaching & National Camp Coach
  • Bec Braitling - 2022-2024 Central Coach
  • Rebecca Brown - 2022-2024 West I & II Coach
  • Shannon Lilley - 2022-2024 East I - Morven Park Coach
  • Emily Beshear - 2022-2024 East II - Stable View Coach

2024 Summer Regional Clinic Schedule:

  • Central Clinic – Longview Horse Park (Kansas City, Missouri), June 18-19, 2024
  • East I Clinic - Morven Park International Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Virginia) on June 25-26, 2024
  • East II Clinic - Stable View Farm (Aiken, South Carolina), July 23-24, 2024
  • West I Clinic - Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, California), June 25-26, 2024
  • West II Clinic - Aspen Farms (Yelm, Washington), Aug. 13-14, 2024

2024 Summer Regional Clinic Selected Athletes

Clinic LocationYoung Riders
Central Clinic - Longview Horse ParkCamryn Chung

Ava Davis
Sierra Fishell
Addison Hagan
Megan Hopkins
Scarlett Peinado
Finley Powell
Willow Schwartz
Eva Taylor
Sierra Thomas
Abigail Williams
Brett Youssi

  • WAITLIST 1: Ava Staton
  • WAITLIST 2: Katherine Hyndman
  • WAITLIST 3: Annabelle Friend
East I Clinic - Morven ParkEmma Armstrong
Sylvia Byars
Emeline Gilbert

Madison Haney
Lizzie Hoff
Samantha Homeyer
Caitlin O'Roark
Audrey Ogan
Eliza Quigley
Adelyn Rinehart
Camila Saenz
Annabelle Sprague

  • WAITLIST 1: Carlin Keefe
  • WAITLIST 2: Ruth Rosendaul
  • WAITLIST 3: Elle Stephenson
East II - Stable ViewKate Bell
Hadley Bruce
Grace Dilger
Catherine Frank
Audrey Littlefield
Jillian Newman
Tate Northrup
Lara Roberts
Breeana Robinette
Rebecca Roth
Kelsey Seidel
Devon Tresan
    • WAITLIST 1: Jake Tessler
    • WAITLIST 2: Sophia Brady-Owen
    • WAITLIST 3: Chloe Paddack
    West I - Twin Rivers RanchKayley Batt
    Julia Beauchamp Crandon
    Lauren Crabtree
    Molly Duda
    Ella Garcia
    Fiona Holland
    Jillian Mader
    Taylor McFall
    Soobin Oh
    Nadia Vogt
    Elsa Warble
    Anna Weston Smith
    • WAITLIST 1: Brooke Corsaut
    • WAITLIST 2: Lauren Bebb
    • WAITLIST 3: Coco Ramkowsky
    West II - Aspen Farms Shruti Bona
    Simone Clark
    Gabrielle Curtis
    Ella Eisenbarth
    Olivia Keye
    McLaine Mangum
    Harper Padgett
    Kaylee Petticord
    Abigail Popa
    Caterina Ritson
    Kendal Smith
    Hanni Sreenan
    • WAITLIST 1: Lizzie Lynch
    • WAITLIST 2: Brianna Rasmussen
    • WAITLIST 3: Lorelei Frederickson

    January, 2024 National Camp Selected Athletes from the 2023 program:

    Camryn Chung
    Julia Beauchamp Crandon
    Molly Duda
    Kayla Dumler
    Sarah Ertl
    Emeline Gilbert
    Katherine Hyndman
    Kiersten Miller
    Tate Northrop
    Audrey Ogan
    Caitlin O'Roark
    Harper Padgett
    Maia Ramburg
    Bree Robinette
    Kelsey Seidel
    Braden Speck
    Annabelle Sprague
    Elsa Warble

    The January, 2024 EA21 National Camp took place at KingsWay Farm in Temecula, CA. Thank you to their entire team for hosting! Kerrits provided this year's national camp uniform, thank you Kerrits!

    The next national camp will take place in Ocala, Florida across December 31, 2024 - January 4, 2025. Exact location TBA.


      If you have questions about the program, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897.

      EA21 Sponsors

      Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

      Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

      Official Feed of the USEA

      Official Saddle of the USEA

      Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

      Official Forage of the USEA

      Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

      Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA

      Official Horse Boot of the USEA