Friday, May. 31, 2024

USEF Announces Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program And Dressage Development Program Members



The U.S. Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the updated member lists to the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program and Dressage Development Program.

The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program aims to provide strategic guidance and educational opportunities to athletes under the age of 25. Led by USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams and USEF Dressage Assistant Youth Coach Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, the program will provide access to educational opportunities and competition planning for qualified athletes.

In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program membership:

Aleyna Dunn (Solana Beach, California) and Bivera, her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Benjamin Ebeling (Moorpark, California) and Behlinger, Amy Roberts Ebeling, Ann Romney, and Elizabeth Meyer’s 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Kerrigan Gluch (Wellington, Florida) and Bolero CXLVIII, Hampton Green Farm’s 14-year-old P.R.E. stallion

Kerrigan Gluch and HGF Brio, Hampton Green Farm’s 13-year-old Andalusian stallion

Kerrigan Gluch and Vaquero HGF, Hampton Green Farm’s 11-year-old Andalusian stallion

Isabel Linder (Clarkston, Michigan) and Elvis, Hai Wei’s 14-year-old Westphalian gelding

Callie Jones (Henderson, Kentucky) and Don Philippo, her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Tillie Jones (Lincoln, Nebraska) and Apachi, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she owns with Tish Jones

Rebekah Mingari (Depauw, Indiana) and Allure S, Kerrin Dunn’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Natalie Pai (Wellington, Florida) and Unlimited, Melanie Pai’s 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding


Chase Shipka (Marshall, Virginia) and Zigal, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding she owns with Darcie Shipka

Christian Simonson (Ventura, California) and FRH Rassolini, Christina Morgan’s 15-year-old Hessen Warmblood stallion

Anna Weniger (Apex, North Carolina) and Don Derrick, Dawn Weniger’s 14-year-old NRPS gelding

The aim of the Dressage Development Program is to provide strategic guidance and resources to selected athletes with the perceived ability to make the podium or contribute to podium scores. This program is overseen by the USEF Development Coach with the assistance of the USEF Dressage Youth and Young Horse Coaches, as well as the USEF Dressage Technical Advisor. The Program is supported by The Red Husky Foundation.

In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Dressage Development Program membership:

Lauren Asher (Littleton, Colorado) and Honnerups Event, her 13-year-old Danish Warmblood mare

Lauren Asher and West Side, Select Equine International’s 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Florida) and Handsome, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Patti Becker (Wadsworth, Illinois) and Freedom, Anne Ramsay’s 11-year-old Oldenburg stallion

Heather Blitz (Wellington, Florida) and Praestemarkens Quatero, her 9-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Michael Bragdell (Colora, Maryland) and Qredit Hilltop, Hilltop Farm Inc’s 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion

Michael Bragdell and Sternlicht Hilltop, Hilltop Farm Inc’s 8-year-old Hanoverian stallion

Niki Clarke (Temecula, California) and Coral Reef Scoobidooh, Coral Reef Ranch’s 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding


Lehua Custer (North Hollywood, California) and F.J. Ramzes, Wendy Sasser’s 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Claire Darnell (Port Townsend, Washington) and Harrold S, her 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Kristina Harrison (Burbank, California) and Finley, her 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Aaron Janicki (Mount Vernon, Washington) and Heron, his 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Katie Johnson (Greenwood Village, Colorado) and Eastwood, Kylee Lourie’s 9-year-old KWPN gelding

Jodie Kelly-Baxley (Destin, Florida) and Caymus, Beth Godwin’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

McKenzie Milburn (Bothell, Washington) and San Corazon, Janice Davis’s 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Amy Miller (Fullerton, California) and Encore, her 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Alyssa Pitts (Snohomish, Washington) and Quintessential HIT, her 9-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Jennifer Schrader-Williams (Yelm, Washington) and Millione, Millione Partners LLC’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Melissa Taylor (Wellington, Florida) and Dixie WRF, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare she owns with Marcia Pepper

Carly Taylor-Smith (Malibu, California) and Rosalut NHF, Nikki Taylor-Smith’s 8-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Dawn White-O’Connor (Cardiff, California) and Bailarino, Four Winds Farm’s 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding




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