The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2022 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Program. USEA Young Rider program members aged 21 and under are eligible for the program, which aims to creates a pipeline for potential U.S. team riders by identifying and developing young talent, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.
Participants in the USEA Emerging Athlete 21 Program will have the opportunity to work with ICP coaches that have been selected for each regional clinic by the EA21 Task Force, and the EA21 Director of Coaching, David O’Connor. O’Connor will coach the national camp in Florida in the winter, which will be comprised of Young Riders selected from the regional clinic riders. O’Connor will mentor the ICP coaches selected for the regional clinics, and will develop a curriculum that leads to the national camp. The 2022 EA21 regional clinic venues, dates and coaches are listed below:
East Coast I – Morven Park International Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) – July 25-26, 2022
Coached by Shannon Lilley.
East Coast II – Stable View Farm (Aiken, S.C.) – July 25-26, 2022
Coached by Emily Beshear.
Central – Holly Hill Farm (Benton, La.) – August 1-2, 2022
Coached by Rebecca Braitling.
West Coast I – Aspen Farms (Yelm, Wash.) – August 15-16, 2022
Coached by Rebecca Brown.
West Coast II – Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Calif.) – August 17-18, 2022
Coached by Rebecca Brown.
The following athletes have been selected to participate in the 2022 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 Program, listed by alphabetical order, with a waitlist for each venue included in the order as listed:
East Coast I – Morven Park:
East Coast I WAITLIST:
East Coast II – Stable View:
East Coast II WAITLIST:
Central – Holly Hill Farm:
West Coast I – Aspen Farms
West Coast I WAITLIST:
West Coast II – Twin Rivers
Julia Beauchamp Crandon
West Coast II WAITLIST:
The USEA will cover the regional clinic cost and stabling fees for all accepted applicants. Applicants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. Athletes will be contacted by the USEA and on-site Young Rider Coordinators with more information and scheduling.
The USEA Board of Governors (BOG) concluded a productive two days of the August BOG meeting on Wednesday, August 9th in Dulles, Virginia led by USEA President Max Corcoran. All but four BOG members were able to attend in person this year. Many key items related to eventing in the U.S. were discussed at great length including safety, membership strategies, competition procedures, visibility of the sport, and more over the course of the two-day gathering.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete in a traditional long format Three-Day Event? Can you imagine the thrill of three additional phases leading into cross-country? In the early 2000s, eventing began to shift away from long format events and toward modern short-format competitions. Not all is lost though! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) created the USEA Classic Series to give riders a taste of the old school experience. These competitions preserve eventing’s history and allow riders at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels to take on the challenge of traditional long format events.
As the cutoff date to qualify for Le Lion inches closer, talented young horses and riders in contention for the The Holekamp/Turner YEH Lion d’Angers Grant are gearing up for the final push in hopes of being selected as the grant recipient. Grant funds will assist the selected pair with costs associated with competing at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship slated to be held later this fall. 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships competitors and their respective owners and riders have paid careful attention to this summer’s schedule making sure that they would meet the necessary qualifications for La Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France.