Emerging Athletes U21

USEA Emerging Athletes U21 (EA21) Program


The purpose of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 (EA21) Program 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 & 2023 Central Coach
  • Rebecca Brown - 2022 & 2023 West I & II Coach
  • Shannon Lilley - 2022 & 2023 East I - Morven Park Coach
  • Emily Beshear - 2022 & 2023 East II - Stable View Coach

2023 Summer Regional Clinic Schedule:

  • Central Clinic - Holly Hill Farm (Benton, La.) on Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11
  • East I Clinic - Morven Park International Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 27-28
  • East II Clinic - Stable View Farm (Aiken, S.C.) on Tuesday-Wednesday, July 25-26
  • West I Clinic - Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Calif.) on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 27-28, and
  • West II Clinic - Aspen Farms (Yelm, Wash.) Tuesday-Wednesday, July 11-12

2023 Regional Clinic Participants

    Clinic LocationYoung Riders
    Central - Holly Hill FarmVienna Allport
    Hadley Bruce
    Camryn Chung
    Daly Duarte
    Sierra Fishell
    Megan Hopkins
    Katherine Hyndman
    Quidley Kellerman
    Scarlett Peinado
    Camdyn Rahe
    Camila Saenz
    Kelsey Seidel

    Waitlist: (1) Sylvia Byars, (2) AnniePearl Stroud, (3) Addison Craig
    East I - Morven ParkEmeline Gilbert
    Samantha Homeyer
    Audrey Ogan
    Caitlin O'Roark
    Chloe Paddack
    Maia Ramberg
    Jordan Riske
    Ruth Rosendaul
    Rebecca Roth
    Ayden Schain
    Braden Speck
    Annabelle Sprague

    Waitlist: (1) Jordan Crabo, (2) Noah Stanlaske, (3) Carlin Keefe
    East II - Stable View FarmMadison Blodgett
    Sara Ertl
    Katarina Midgley
    Kiersten Miller
    Ainslee Myers
    Tate Northrop
    Alina Patterson
    Dylan Philipps
    Lainey Phillips
    Breeanna Robinette
    Kate Servais
    Mackenzie VanEffen

    Waitlist: (1) Carly Stiller, (2) Annabelle Friend, (3) Crockett Miller
    West I - Twin Rivers RanchAmanda Boyce
    Lauren Crabtree
    Julia Beauchamp Crandon
    Molly Duda
    Jillian Mader
    Keira McKeon
    Finley Powell
    Gabriella Ringer
    Sarah Ross
    Elsa Warble
    Anna Weston Smith
    Raney Wolfers

    Waitlist: (1) Mackenzie Davison, (2) Lizzie Lynch, (3) Adelaide Rudkin
    West II - Aspen FarmsNatalie Barlow
    Kayla Dumler
    Lindsay Essex
    Madelyn Floyd
    Lizzie Hoff
    Alexis Larson
    Alexa Marandas
    Maeson Messmer
    Harper Padgett
    Kaylee Petticord
    Mylo Ritson
    Kendal Smith

    Waitlist: (1) Caterina Ritson, (2) Olivia Keye, (3) Simone Clark


    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 Real Estate Partner 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