Feb 17, 2021

US Equestrian Announces Athletes for the 2021 Eventing Emerging Athlete Program List

By USEF - Press Release
Savannah Gwin and Glock Pullman competing at Twin Rivers in 2019. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2021 USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Program. Eventers age 25 and under are eligible for the program, which identifies and supports athlete/horse combinations that have shown the potential to develop into future U.S. team candidates.

Participants in the Emerging Athlete Program have the opportunity to work with U.S. Eventing Development and Emerging Coach Leslie Law in honing their skills in competition as well as their knowledge of the pathway to high performance.

“We had a very strong group of applicants for this year’s Emerging Athlete Program, which became all the more clear when I evaluated the athletes in person at the assessment sessions,” said Law. “The quality of the horses and athletes for the Emerging Athlete Program continues to improve each year, and I am very excited about working with this group in a mentorship and coaching capacity.”

Athletes are selected for the Emerging Athlete Program based on their application, which includes their results at the CCI3*-L level. Applicants who have not yet achieved an MER at a CCI3*-L may be talent spotted into the program by the Performance Advisory Team. For this year’s program, applicants were evaluated at assessment sessions in January at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina; the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida; and at Kingsway Farm/Next Level Eventing in Temecula, California.

The following athletes have been selected to participate in the 2021 USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Program, in alphabetical order:

  • Charlotte Babbitt (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.)
  • Alexandra Baugh (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Amanda Beale Clement (Phoenixville, Pa.)
  • Sophie Click (Snoqualmie, Wash.)
  • Katherine Delaney* (Rockville, Va.)
  • Cornelia Dorr (Manchester By The Sea, Mass.)
  • Mia Farley (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
  • Savannah Gwin* (San Clemente, Calif.)
  • Gabrielle Hutchison (Cleveland, N.C.)
  • Katie Lichten (South Hamilton, Mass.)
  • Benjamin Noonan (Ballwin, Mo.)
  • Meg Pellegrini (Wayne, Pa.)
  • Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Kaylawna Smith-Cook (Temecula, Calif.)
  • Megan Sykes (Midland, Texas)
  • Madison Temkin (Sebastapol, Calif.)

*Denotes athlete was talent spotted onto the list

To learn more about the Eventing Pathway Program, please contact Christina Vaughn, Director of Eventing Programs and Program Support, at [email protected] or Jenni Autry, Managing Director of Eventing, at [email protected].

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Despite the continued easing of lockdown measures, the nationwide vaccination program, and the hope within the Government Roadmap for unlocking the country, there have been and remain too many variables and uncertainties due to the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver this much-loved international event.

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May 06, 2021 Educational Activities

IDCTA Presents: A Live-Stream Interview with Will Faudree May 12, 2021 | 7 p.m. CST

A stalwart member of the U.S. Eventing squad since he was named USEA Young Rider of the Year in 2002, Faudree’s impressive resume has provided him the experiences to become asuccessful rider, trainer, and coach.

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