Apr 12, 2024

USEA Names Athletes for 2024 EA21 Regional Programs

Elsa Warble and FE Unlimited. USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2024 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21). USEA Young Rider program members aged 21 and under are eligible for the program. The purpose of the USEA EA21 Program is to identify and provide consistent quality instruction to the next generation of elite event riders. The aim is to create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.

Participants in the USEA EA21 Program will have the opportunity to work with USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) 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 mentor the ECP coaches selected for the regional clinics and will develop a curriculum that leads to the national camp that he will coach in Ocala, Florida, Dec. 31, 2024-Jan. 4, 2025. The exact location of the national camp will be announced in the coming months, and the national athletes will be selected from the summer regional clinics and announced in the fall.

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, and will be contacted by the USEA and on-site Young Rider Coordinators with more information and scheduling.

The 2024 EA21 regional clinic venues, dates, and coaches are listed below, along with the athletes selected for each clinic:

*Athletes are listed in alphabetical order per clinic, and the wait lists appear in the order the athletes will be accepted should openings occur at each clinic.

Central Clinic | Longview Horse Park (Kansas City, Missouri) | Tuesday-Wednesday, June 18-19:

Coached by Bec Braitling

  • Camryn Chung
  • Ava Davis
  • Sierra Fishell
  • Addison Hagan
  • Megan Hopkins
  • Scarlett Peinado
  • Finley Powell
  • Willow Schwartz
  • Eva Taylor
  • Sierra Thomas
  • Abigail Williams
  • Brett Youssi

WAITLIST 1: Ava Staton

WAITLIST 2: Katherine Hyndman

WAITLIST 3: Annabelle Friend

East Coast I Clinic | Morven Park International Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Virginia) | Tuesday-Wednesday, June 25-26:

Coached by Shannon Lilley

  • Emma Armstrong
  • Sylvia Byars
  • Emeline Gilbert
  • Madison Haney
  • Lizzie Hoff
  • Samantha Homeyer
  • Caitlin O'Roark
  • Audrey Ogan
  • Eliza Quigley
  • Adelyn Rinehart
  • Camila Saenz
  • Annabelle Sprague

WAITLIST 1: Carlin Keefe

WAITLIST 2: Ruth Rosendaul

WAITLIST 3: Elle Stephenson

East Coast II Clinic | Stable View Farm (Aiken, South Carolina) | Tuesday-Wednesday, July 23-24:

Coached by Emily Beshear

  • Kate Bell
  • Hadley Bruce
  • Grace Dilger
  • Catherine Frank
  • Audrey Littlefield
  • Jillian Newman
  • Tate Northrup
  • Lara Roberts
  • Breeana Robinette
  • Rebecca Roth
  • Kelsey Seidel
  • Devon Tresan

    WAITLIST 1: Jake Tessler

    WAITLIST 2: Sophia Brady-Owen

    WAITLIST 3: Chloe Paddack

    West Coast I Clinic | Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, California) | Tuesday-Wednesday, June 25-26:

    Coached by Rebecca Brown

    • Kayley Batt
    • Julia Beauchamp Crandon
    • Lauren Crabtree
    • Molly Duda
    • Ella Garcia
    • Fiona Holland
    • Jillian Mader
    • Taylor McFall
    • Soobin Oh
    • Nadia Vogt
    • Elsa Warble
    • Anna Weston Smith

    WAITLIST 1: Brooke Corsaut

    WAITLIST 2: Lauren Bebb

    WAITLIST 3: Coco Ramkowsky

    West Coast || Clinic | Aspen Farms (Yelm, Washington) | Tuesday-Wednesday, August 13-14:

    Coached by Rebecca Brown

    • Shruti Bona
    • Simone Clark
    • Gabrielle Curtis
    • Ella Eisenbarth
    • Olivia Keye
    • McLaine Mangum
    • Harper Padgett
    • Kaylee Petticord
    • Abigail Popa
    • Caterina Ritson
    • Kendal Smith
    • Hanni Sreenan

    WAITLIST 1: Lizzie Lynch

    WAITLIST 2: Brianna Rasmussen

    WAITLIST 3: Lorelei Frederickson

    “This program has really grown in popularity since its inception and the vast number of applicants exemplifies this,” stated EA21 Task Force founding member and coach, Rebecca Brown. “The EA21 Task Force and coaches are blown away each year with the quality of applicants; the selections are an intense process each year. If you did not get chosen to participate this year, keep applying! Just because you did not make it this year, doesn’t mean you aren’t a great candidate for the following year. We are watching you, rooting for you, and hoping to get you involved in the program in years to come!”

    The USEA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the USEA EA21 program: Shires Equestrian, Kerrits, Ride iQ, Sidelines Magazine, WeRideTogether

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