Jun 25, 2024

Through the Lens: EA21 Central Clinic

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
EA21 Athletes watch as Finley Powell navigates her course. USEA/Meagan DeLisle photo

The summer USEA Emerging Athletes U21 (EA21) Regional Clinics are officially in full swing with the completion of the EA21 Central Clinic last week and the EA21 East I (Leesburg, Virginia) and West I (Paso Robles, California) Clinics kicking off today. As we await the coverage from the East and West Clinics, led by EA21 Coaches Shannon Riley and Rebecca Brown respectively, we thought we would share some of our favorite moments from the EA21 Central Clinic which took place in Kansas City, Missouri last week.

Click here to access the EA21 Fast Facts article to learn more about the EA21 Regional Clinics.

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About the USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21)

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. Click here to learn more about the USEA EA21 Program.

The USEA would like to thank ARMA, Kerrits, PulseVet, Ride iQ, Sidelines Magazine, Schneiders Saddlery and #WeRideTogetherfor sponsoring the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program.

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