The Eventing Sport Committee has invited the following combinations to attend assessment sessions with Development Coach, Leslie Law, for potential selection to the Eventing Development Program. The assessment will allow Law, with the assistance of additional members of the Performance Advisory Program, to evaluate the combinations more effectively for selection into the program. After the assessments, the Performance Advisory Team (PAT) will recommend combinations to the 2022 USEF Development Program. If selected, athletes will continue to work with Leslie Law for the next six months.
Upon the completion of the Eventing Elite Program Task Force’s work, a review of the Development Program selection and retention criteria will be undertaken to ensure the program links with the restructured Elite/Pre Elite programs. The Development Program has the flexibility to incorporate experienced athletes with developing horses, as well as athletes still progressing up the Pathway. Athletes that have ridden on an Olympic, World, or Pan American Games Team are not currently invited to participate in the program.
The following athletes have been selected to participate in assessement sessions and are listed in alphabetical order.
Woods Baughman (Lexington, Ky.) and C'est La Vie 135, a 2008 Hanoverian gelding owned by Woods Baughman, James Baughman, and Kim Baughman
Dan Clasing (Lovettsville, Va.) and Olney Uncle Sam, a 2007 Trakehner gelding owned by Jennifer Larkin
Ariel Grald (Southern Pines, N.C.) and Forrest Gump 124, a 2011 Hanoverian gelding owned by Anne Eldridge; Diara, a 2014 Hanoverian mare owned by Anne Eldridge; and Isla de Coco, a 2014 Holsteiner mare owned by Anne Eldridge
Lillian Heard (Cochranville, Pa.) and her own Dassett Olympus, a 2013 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Amber Levine (Petaluma, Calif.) and Cinzano, a 2011 Holsteiner gelding owned by Cellar Farm Corp.
Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and Islandwood Captain Jack, a 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline & Sherrie Martin; Redfield Champion, a 2014 Hanoverian gelding owned by Caroline & Sherrie Martin; and HSH Vamonos, a 2015 Zangersheide gelding owned by Caroline & Sherrie Martin
Kurt Martin (Marshall, Va.) and D.A. Lifetime, a 2012 Holsteiner mare owned by Debbie Adams
Alexanda MacLeod (Marshall, Va.) and Newmarket Jack, a 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Alexandra & Carla MacLeod
Andrew McConnon (Vass, N.C.) and Ferrie's Cello, a 2012 Warmblood gelding owned by Caroline Martin & Jeanne Shigo
Allison Springer (Upperville, Va.) and Crystal Crescent Moon, a 2013 Connemara cross gelding owned by Nancy Winter
Additional athletes invited to an assessment:
Maya Black (Clinton, Wash.) and Miks Master C, a 2012 Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Laurie Cameron
Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Oskar, a 2009 Holsteiner gelding owned by Alyssa & Julie Phillips
Caitlin Silliman (Kennett Square, Pa.) and Ally KGO, a 2011 Trakehner mare owned by Ally KGO Syndicate, LLC
To learn more about the Eventing Pathway Program, please contact Christina Vaughn, Director of Eventing Performance and Program Support, at [email protected].
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When Auburn University’s Alayna Backel jumped the final jump on her cross-country course today you couldn’t even hear the announcer over the mob of Auburn students, fans, and family members standing at the finish flags. As the last member of the Auburn War Eagles team to compete at the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships, Backel’s double-clear cross-country round with Amy Dobbins’ 17-year-old Halflinger gelding Oliver Twist (Aurora x Ludora de Las Perlas) solidified Auburn’s first victory at the Intercollegiate Championships in three years on a cumulative team score of 79.23.
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