Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024

Participants In Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Gold Star Clinic—East Announced

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The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced the selected participants for the 2024 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Gold Star Clinic – East. Nicki Shahinian-Simpson will lead the mounted instruction at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 14-18, alongside stable management clinicians Rachel Long and Colleen Reed.

The following riders were selected for this year’s East Coast clinic:

• Tyler Anderson, Novi, Michigan
• Caroline Bridgeman, Chicago
• Amelia Burnside, Sag Harbor, New York
• Taylor Embs, Westfield, Indiana 
• Taylor Finkle, Delray Beach, Florida 
• Jordan Gallimore, Eads, Tennessee 
• Wilkie Gonwa, Jackson, Mississippi
• Elizabeth Hardee, Elizabeth, Colorado
• Haley Honegger, Elizabeth, Colorado
• Juliet Johansson, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
• Sophie Kassel, Barrington, Illinois 
• Zoe Mielenz, Collierville, Tennessee 
• Alexis Mierzwa, Winchester, Virginia 
• Megan Mullane, Ponder, Texas
• Malia Radcliffe, Stamping Ground, Kentucky 
• Maya Rahaim, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 
• Jackson Romrell, Franktown, Colorado
• Emily Grace Swinson, Pinehurst, North Carolina
• Rylie True, Bedminster, New Jersey
• Luna Valobra, Metairie, Louisiana
• Alexander Winslow, Raleigh, North Carolina  

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In addition to mounted instruction and stable management sessions in the barn, the clinic will also feature educational presentations from sports psychologist Dr. Jennifer Speisman, doctorate candidate Jenny Swanson and Dr. Christopher Elliott.

The bicoastal Gold Star Clinics serve as the pinnacle of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program, which provides education and guidance to Jumper athletes looking to advance to the sport’s highest levels. Individual medalists from the 2023 Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships and Markel/USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships were invited to attend one of the Gold Star Clinics, as well as the top two riders from the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session. Select Wild Card applicants were also accepted.

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