24 RIDERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 EMERGING ATHLETE EVENTING PROGRAMS

A total of 24 riders have been accepted on the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 programs for 2019 announced by the US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee.

The program aims to identity and nurture athletes with the aim of competing at the highest level of the sport as high-performance athletes representing the USA on an international level.

In addition to the athletes participating in the Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 training sessions, for the second year, additional athletes will be allowed to audit the sessions.

USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law will provide the Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 athletes and auditors with skilled instruction and insight in their respective training sessions. The athletes and auditors will also participate in lectures on horse management, physiotherapy, and show jumping course design.

The Eventing 18 athletes were selected based on the talent of the athlete or horse-and-athlete combination, and less on the horse’s ability. The Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program were evaluated by Talent Advisors who considered several factors to determine the participants including current form, competition results, and the potential to make a valuable contribution in team competition.

The Eventing 18 Accepted Participants

· Charlotte Babbitt

· Alexandra Baugh

· Cierra Daratony

· Amanda Gardiner

· Brianna Maroney

· Margaret Pellegrini

· Dylan Philipps

· Caitlyn Ruud

· Austin Skeens

· Sophie Tice

· Delaney Vaden

· McKinsey Wickman

Eventing 25 Accepted Participants

· Amanda Beale Clement

· Jenny Caras

· Charlotte Collier

· Hallie Coon

· Cornelia Dorr

· Mia Farley

· Jacob Fletcher

· Savannah Fulton

· Cosby Green

· Mallory Hogan

· Ryan Keefe

 Madison Temkin