Jul 01, 2022

USEA Announces Athletes for the 2022 Emerging Athlete 21 Program

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
USEA/ Meagan DeLisle photo. Pictured: The new EA21 Director of Coaching, David O'Connor in front of a crowd.

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:

Lea Adams-Blackmore

Kate Bearer

Sarah Ertl

Elizabeth Gill

Kiera Kenny

Adalee Ladwig

Audrey Littlefield

Addison Neumeyer

Caitlin O’Roark

Meg Pelligrini

Rebecca Roth

Ayden Schain

East Coast I WAITLIST:

  1. Emma Wick
  2. Nicholas Beshear
  3. Eva Taylor

East Coast II – Stable View:

Madison Blodgett

Stephanie Cordell

Georgia Dillard

Solomon Edwards

Callia Englund

Rory Frangos

Tessa Geven

Lulu Malinoski

Kiersten Miller

Dylan Phillipps

Bree Robinette

Sissy Sugarman

East Coast II WAITLIST:

  1. Lucas Santi
  2. Lea Kilpatrick
  3. Jules Fanello

Central – Holly Hill Farm:

Hadley Bruce

Camryn Chung

Maya Clarkson

Daly Duarte

Michaela Frye

Katherine Hyndman

Jhett Jenkins

Scarlett Peinado

Camdyn Rahe

Maia Ramberg

Kelsey Seidel

Ava Staton

Central WAITLIST:

  1. Ashlynn Riley
  2. Annie Pearl Stroud
  3. Brooks Searcy

West Coast I – Aspen Farms

Reese Blinks

Abigail Cochran

Kayla Dumler

Lindsay Essex

Madelyn Floyd

Lizzie Hoff

Willa Laski

Maeson Messmer

Harper Padgett

Kaylee Petticord

Kendal Smith

Ashley Widmer

West Coast I WAITLIST:

  1. Eliana Thompson
  2. Brianna Lerner

West Coast II – Twin Rivers

Amanda Boyce

Julia Beauchamp Crandon

Ella Garcia

Natalie Kraus

Lizzie Lynch

Taylor McFall

Annabelle Nieman

Sarah Ross

Audrey Sanborn

Maddie Smith

Elsa Warble

Emma Weber

Grace Wechser

West Coast II WAITLIST:

  1. Molly Duda
  2. Jadyn Gooch
  3. Nicole Manning

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.

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