The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the participants for the 11th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session. The training session will be held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village, the home of the Global Dressage Festival, in Wellington, Fla., Jan. 3-7, 2017. The training session is designed to develop the next generation of U.S. Equestrian Team talent through intensive mounted and unmounted instruction from a variety of experts.
Twelve athletes earned invitations to the 2017 Training Session through one of three avenues: success in USEF marker competitions, performance at the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, or by selection from a competitive pool of Wild Card applicants.
The following athletes will participate:
Kelli Cruciotti (Elizabeth, Colo.)
Caroline Dance (West Chester, Pa.)
Cooper Dean (Fayette, Ala.)
Coco Fath (Fairfield, Conn.)
Madison Goetzmann (Skaneateles, N.Y.)
Emma Marlowe (Lake Balboa, Calif.)
Gracie Marlowe (Lake Balboa, Calif.)
Brian Moggre (Flower Mound, Texas)
Maya Nayyar (New York, N.Y.)
TJ O’Mara (Rumson, N.J.)
Taylor St. Jacques (Glen Allen, Va.)
Peyton Warren (Rancho Murieta, Calif.)
In addition, the following participants will join the training session as Assistant Stable Managers, having been selected from the 2016 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session:
Hannah Bentz (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Matt Drohan (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
The 2017 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will feature instruction by the following mounted and unmounted clinicians.
Colleen Reed: fundamentals of equine care
Janus Marquis: equine anatomy and physiology
Andy Thomas: human sports science and medicine
Tonya Johnston, MA: sports psychology
Dr. Tim Ober, DVM: veterinary care
Conrad Homfeld: course design
USEF Network will live stream coverage of all mounted sessions and demonstrations, which are also open to the public to audit in person at no charge. Mounted sessions will occur in the mornings on the days noted above, and a complete time schedule will be available in late December.
For more information about the 2017 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session, please contact USEF Director of Show Jumping High Performance Programs Casey Easley at firstname.lastname@example.org.