Dec 10, 2018

US Equestrian Announces Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 Program Participants for 2019

By USEF - Press Release
Ryan Keefe and Flintstar. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Lexington, Ky. - The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee has approved the following athletes for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 programs for 2019. The program aims to identity and nurture athletes with the aim of competing at the highest level of the sport as high performance athletes representing the U.S. on an international level.

In addition to the athletes participating in the Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 training sessions, for the second year, additional athletes will be allowed to audit the sessions. USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law will provide the Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 athletes and auditors with skilled instruction and insight in their respective training sessions. The athletes and auditors will also participate in lectures on horse management, physiotherapy, and show jumping course design.

The twelve Eventing 18 athletes are selected based on the talent of the athlete or horse-and-athlete combination, and less on the horse’s ability. The Eventing 18 athletes’ winter training sessions will be located in Ocala, Fla., January 7-10, 2019 and the west coast location will take place January 28-31, 2019 with a location still to be determined.

The Eventing 18 Accepted Participants are as follows:
Charlotte Babbitt (Petaluma, Calif.)
Alexandra Baugh (Lexington, Ky.)
Cierra Daratony (Dexter, Mich.)
Amanda Gardiner (Hollis, N.H.)
Brianna Maroney (Portola Valley, Calif.)
Margaret Pellegrini (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Dylan Philipps (Pittsboro, N.C.)
Caitlyn Ruud (Franksville, Wis.)
Austin Skeens (Christiansburg, Va.)
Sophie Tice (Danville, Calif.)
Delaney Vaden (Grass Valley, Calif.)
McKinsey Wickman (Prosper, Texas)

Eventing 18 Auditing Participants are as follows:
Nicholas Beshear (Somerset, Va.)
Jordan Crabo (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Elizabeth Henry (Lafayette, Ind.)
Abigail Niles (Sherborn, Mass.)
Catherine Nolan (Kennett Square, Pa.)

Twelve athletes were approved to the Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program. Talent Advisors evaluated several factors to determine the Eventing 25 program participants including current form, competition results, and potential to make a valuable contribution in team competition.
They also had the option to talent-spot athletes onto the list that met the evaluation criteria, but did not meet the CCI2* minimum eligibility requirement and invite auditing participants.
Law will work with the Eventing 25 athletes at their winter training session in Ocala, Fla., January 14-17, 2019 and on the west coast January 28-31, 2019 with a location still to be determined.

Eventing 25 Accepted Participants are as follows:
Amanda Beale Clement (Phoenixville, Pa.)
Jenny Caras (Cartersville, Ga.)
Charlotte Collier (Winchester, Va.)
Hallie Coon (Ocala, Fla.)
Cornelia Dorr (Manchester by the Sea, Mass.)
Mia Farley (San Clemente, Calif.)
Jacob Fletcher (North Little Rock, Ark.)
Savannah Fulton (Finksburg, Md.)
Cosby Green (Lexington, Ky.)
Mallory Hogan (Belvedere, Calif.)
Ryan Keefe (Sandy Spring, Md.)
Madison Temkin (Sebastopol, Calif.)

Eventing 25 Auditing Participants are as follows:
Zoe Crawford (Reddick, Fla.)

Learn more about the Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 Programs.
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The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.

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