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September 17, 2013

USHJA Announces Emerging Athletes National Training Session Finalists

Erin Bland, pictured aboard Weatherly, will ride in the 2013 EAP National Training Session in Ohio. Photo by Lisa Slade.

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association and the Emerging Athletes Task Force announced the 2013 EAP National Training Session finalists Sept. 17.

The following top 16 contenders have been invited to ride in the National Training Session:

Erin Bland, Carlsbad, Calif.

Katharine Carroll, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Bowers Cone, Collierville, Tenn.

Gabby Conte, Deale, Md.

Marissa Degner, Tulsa, Okla.

Sunny Drescher, Hinesburg, Vt.

Jackie Flynn, Charlotte, Vt.

Jesse Fortier, Candia, N.H.

Izzy Gabriel, Silverton, Ore.

Sean Leckie, Reno, Nev.

Connor Siegel, Evanston, Ill.

Emily Sowski, Anaheim, Calif.

Megan Thomas, Montclair, N.J.

Lizzy Traband, Centre Hall, Pa.

Stephanie Whitworth, San Jose, Calif.

Michaela Wood, Pasadena, Calif.

The following participants have been selected to serve as reserves/team coordinators:

Cori Cromwell, Sedalia, Colo.

Ruth Foley, Tuscan, Ariz.

Tatum Tatreau, Cerritos, Calif.

Cassie Thomas, Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Natalie Wendt of Aptos, Calif., and Kiersti Wylie of Fallbrook, Calif., have been chosen to act as stable managers for the National Training Session.

The University of Findlay (Ohio) will host the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, Nov. 14-17, at the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex on the University of Findlay grounds. Peter Wylde and Karen Golding return to the National Training session as clinicians. Wylde has served as lead clinician of the EAP National Training Session for five consecutive years and Golding returns as the stable management clinician.

The EAP National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, is supported in part by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation. To learn more about the Emerging Athletes Program, please visit the USHJA web site or contact Carrie Vaught at (859) 225-6703. 

 
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