Atalya Boytner

Jan 07, 2024

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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Jan 05, 2024 News

Creating Ringcraft on Day 3 of EA21 National Camp

Back to the flatwork and back to the classroom for the third day of the EA21 National Camp held at Kingsway Farm. Having combined the study of the aids with the German training scale and the rider responsibility scale, participants returned to one of the first concepts discussed on day 1: training to compete.

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Jan 04, 2024 News

Fundamentals Have Their Moment at EA21 National Camp Day 2

Horsemanship and show jumping fundamentals were on the docket of day 2 of the USEA Emerging Athlete U21 National Camp at Kingsway Farm. From grooming to farrier techniques to course design questions to the concept of “next,” no stone was left unturned.

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Jan 03, 2024 News

EA21 National Camp Kicks Off with Theory on Day 1

The second day of the new year dawned on the beginning of the USEA’s Emerging Athlete U21 National Camp at Kingsway Farm. Eighteen athletes were selected for the 2024 edition, and they all arrived ready for five days of intense training, in and out of the saddle.

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Jun 29, 2023 Emerging Athletes U21

Dressage With Speed Bumps on Day 2 of EA21 West I Regional Clinic

Another chilly morning at the USEA Emerging Athlete U21 (EA21) West I Regional Clinic at Twin Rivers Ranch and another lecture, this time focused on show jumping and cross-country riding. West Coast EA21 coach Rebecca Brown reminded riders that the German training scale that was so the focus of the previous day’s work would remain the focus today. “Show jumping is dressage with speed bumps in the way,” she remarked and emphasized the extreme importance of rhythm.

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Jun 27, 2023 Emerging Athletes U21

The German Training Scale In Focus At EA21 West I Regional Clinic

A chilly morning dawned on the USEA Emerging Athlete U21 (EA21) Regional Clinic at Twin Rivers Ranch, headed by West Coast EA21 coach Rebecca Brown of Dallas, Texas. A woman who wears many hats and is supremely committed to the sport, Brown is an ECP Level 3 coach, FEI 4* rider, U.S. Dressage Federation bronze and silver medalist, co-chair of the USEA Young Rider Committee, member of the EA21 Task Force, and founding member of the EA21 program.

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