Tomorrow kicks off the official start of the USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Program's regional clinics with two out of of the five scheduled clinics taking place on the east coast. The first clinic takes place at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina and the other at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia on the same dates of July 25-26 each. Twelve riders will take part in each two-day clinic, which are being led by an USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) coach with the Stable View clinic being taught by Emily Beshear, and the Morven Park clinic being taught by Shannon Lilley. The purpose of the EA21 program 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.
EAST I – Morven Park – July 25-26, 2022
Monday, July 25
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. introductions and dressage discussion
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. dressage lessons two riders per group per one hour lesson.
Riders will grab the provided lunch between lessons
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Show Jump lecture and course set-up
6:30 p.m. – Dinner, “Eventing Past vs. Present” discussion and trivia - EA21 kids only
Tuesday, July 26
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 1.5 hour lessons with three riders in each group.
1:30 p.m. Lunch - discussion on cross-country riding and Q&A/clinic wrap up.
EAST II – Stable View – July 25-26, 2022
Sunday, July 24
6-8 p.m. Meet and greet with dressage lecture in the pavilion
Monday, July 25
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dressage lessons in the covered arena | two riders per one hour lesson
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch in the pub
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Show Jumping lecture in the pavilion
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Show Jumping course set-up in the covered arena
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner and XC video viewing in the pavilion
Tuesday, July 26
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Show Jumping Lessons in the Covered Arena | Three riders per one and a half hour lesson
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Clinic Wrap-Up Q&A or cross-country Lecture/Video in the pavilion
The remaining EA21 Regional Clinics are scheduled as follows:
Central – Holly Hill Farm (Benton, La.) | August 1-2, 2022 | Coached by Rebecca Braitling.
West Coast I – Aspen Farms (Yelm, Wash.) | August 15-16, 2022 | Coached by Rebecca Brown.
West Coast II – Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Calif.) | August 17-18, 2022 | Coached by Rebecca Brown.
For more information on the EA21 Regional Clinics, click here.
Equine Network is thrilled to have the support of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) for the third annual Horse Week event brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim.
It was a busy day at Stable View Oktoberfest in Aiken, South Carolina as all FEI divisions and a few national divisions kicked off their competition weekend, including the 2023 USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships. Both the 6-year-olds and 7-year-olds got their chance to shine down the centerline at the start of the day, with the 7-year-olds also giving their best effort across Michael Vallaincourt’s show jumping track later this afternoon.
The USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) has initiated a renewed focus on the diverse challenges coaches in various regions of the country may be facing. To this end, the program is in the process of enlisting representatives in each of the 10 USEA areas to help guide the program as warranted for the unique needs of each specific area.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has opened nominations for the annual appreciation awards through Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.