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 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) has initiated a renewed focus on the diverse challenges coaches in various regions of the country may be facing. To this end, the program is in the process of enlisting representatives in each of the 10 USEA areas to help guide the program as warranted for the unique needs of each specific area.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has opened nominations for the annual appreciation awards through Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.