The adventure begins...
Each year, hundreds of young riders apply to the Emerging Athletes Program in hopes of furthering their education, not only as riders, but as complete horsemen.
The EAP was created specifically to provide opportunities for those young riders to advance their education, as they strive to become
knowledgeable horsemen within the
hunter/jumper community, which may or may not include a career in the horse industry.
All hopefuls are required to go through an application process, during which they
demonstrate their experience and involvement in the hunter/jumper
industry, including show-ring and employment history, as well as future goals.
Recommendations, outside interests and scholastic achievements are also considered.
Ten Regional Training Sessions, each held over four
days, are offered throughout the country in areas that
best serve the demographic population and geographic balance of those interested in
participating in the program. A total of 24 riders
will be selected for each of the Regional.
"Become your passion and let it become you...and you will find great things
happen for you, to you and because of you." — Unknown