Apply to Host an EAP Regional or National Training Session!
Time is running out to apply to host a 2015 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional or National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery! Regional Training Sessions are five days in length with 24 riders and their horses being invited to attend. The National Training Session, coupled with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals presented by Sweet Briar College, is four days in length with multiple EAP riders and HQC Finalists being invited to attend.
The host facility does not have to be a show facility to be considered. Private farms, boarding facilities, universities, prep schools, et cetera may apply, as long as the facility can meet USHJA/EAP requirements.
"The kids are phenomenal and amazing to watch progress during the intensive training sessions. Both kids and parents are so appreciative of the opportunity and the wonderful learning experience that the Emerging Athletes Program provides. It's a personal thing to give back to the sport that has given so much to me, and I look forward to applying to host again in 2015." -Bob Bell, The Classic Company
To access the online application and to read the host facility requirements, please visit the Emerging Athletes Program page of our webiste. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.
For more information on the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, contact Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.
U.S. Show Jumpers Capture Team Bronze, Madden Takes Individual Bronze at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
|The Hermes U.S. show jumping team was aiming for the gold medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but at the end of three days of tight competition today, winning the bronze was both a memorable achievement and a relief.|
Left to Right: McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, Lucy Davis, Kent Farrington and Robert Ridland.
Photo Credit: Nancy Jaffer.
U.S. riders McLain Ward, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden and rookie Lucy Davis waved to the crowd in a packed d'Ornano Stadium after receiving their medals, reaching over to congratulate the winning Dutch squad and the silver-medal French--who elicited deafening cheers from the hometown crowd.
Beezie Madden added another bronze medal to her collection at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games today by taking third place in the hotly contested "Final Four" for the World Championship show jumping title.
As a bonus, her mount, Abigail Wexner's Cortes C, was named Best Horse of the Finals.
Zone 5 Riders Top the 2014 Children's & Adult Amateur Jumper North Regional Championships
Three Teams Jump-Off for Silver in the Adult Amateur Team Championship
Riders from Zone 5 rose to the top during the 2014 Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper North Regional Championship, held September 2-4, 2014, at HITS-on-the-Hudson VII in Saugerties, NY, claiming Children's team and individual gold and Adult Amateur team bronze and individual gold.
The Children's team championship saw seven teams from Zones 1, 2 and 5 go head-to-head for team gold. Zone 2 was well represented with four teams in the Children's Championship and Zone 1 fielded two teams. However, it was the one and only team from Zone 5 that proved to be victorious ending on the lowest score of 8 faults, claiming the gold medal. Zone 2 Team 1 took silver with 12 faults and Zone 2 Team 3 followed closely taking the bronze with 13 faults.
Current Standings as of August 20, 2014
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