The USEA Emerging Athlete (EA21) Central Region Clinic kicked off at Holly Hill Farm in Benton, Louisiana, on June 10. USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructor Rebecca “Bec” Braitling and 12 chosen young riders came together to experience an added level of training and development utilizing the skills that Braitling has developed as a professional eventer in her own right.
Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) hosted the Dutta Corp. Tryon International Three-Day Event November 10-13 at the venue, with the USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships presented by USEA taking place at the CCI1*-L, 2*-L, and 3*-L levels. The Area V and VIII team of Jordan Riske, Janelle Fleming, Samantha Tinney, and Kit Ferguson took the win in the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing Young Rider Championship presented by USEA with a score of 163.2. Riske also finished as the CCI3*-L Young Rider Champion with a score of 45.7 riding her own 10-year-old Thoroughbred mare Redemption Song (Drewman x Orientate), in her first CCI3*-L event. Teammates Janelle Fleming on Edith Rameika’s 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Fly Me Courageous (Truluck x Proper Reality) and Samantha Tinney on her 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Cutty Sark took second and third place with scores of 56.7 and 60.8, respectively.