Applications are now open for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program online at ushja.org/EAP. The 10 EAP Regional Training Sessions are open to riders 25 and under and will be held across the country with a group of renowned clinicians and stable managers.
The following sessions will have an application deadline of April 16.
- Maplewood Stables, Reno, Nevada: May 31-June 4 with Jim Wofford and Nanci Snyder
- Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, Georgia: June 10-14 with Geoff Teall and Colleen Reed
- Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, Texas: June 11-15 with Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder
- HITS Balmoral, Crete, Illinois: June 17-21 with Anne Kursinski and Anne Thornbury
- Centenary University, Long Valley, New Jersey: June 17-21 with Joe Fargis and Colleen Reed
- Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, California: June 27-July 1 with Kip Rosenthal and Anne Thornbury
The remainder of the sessions will have an application deadline of May 14.
- Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, Massachusetts: July 8-12 with Karen Healey and Nanci Snyder
- Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia: July 16-29 with Geoff Teall and Anne Thornbury
- Colorado Horse Park, Parker, Colorado: July 31-Aug. 4 with Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder
- World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, Ohio: Aug. 1-5 with Jeff Cooke and Colleen Reed
The USHJA Emerging Athletes Program was created for young riders to gain riding and horsemanship knowledge in their pursuit to become informed and experienced horsemen and women within the hunter/jumper community.
Riders accepted into the EAP begin by participating in an EAP Regional Training Session. During the extensive five-day Regional Training Sessions, riders have the opportunity to work with top riding clinicians and some of the country’s leading stable managers, where instruction focuses on flatwork, gymnastics, related distances and course work, as well as an intensive stable-management curriculum that incorporates proper care and grooming, horsemanship skills, and barn management. Riders provide their own horses for the Regional Training Session and are expected to provide all necessary care themselves. Horses and riders must be proficient in completing a jumper-style course set between 1.10m and 1.35m and include a liverpool to be eligible.
Once the Regional Training Sessions conclude, 16 riders and a select number of stable managers will be invited to attend the National Training Session. Selection of the riders and stable managers for the National Training Session is based on their riding and stable-management skills, written test results and potential shown during their Regional Training Session.
USHJA Zones, in collaboration with the USHJA Foundation, have funding available for members to help offset the cost of attending an EAP Regional Training Session or the National Training Session. For more information and to apply for an EAP Grant visit ushja.org/zones, click on your home zone and then click on “Grants and Scholarships.” EAP Grant applications must be completed by May 1.