Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

USHJA Announces First Emerging Athletes National Training Session

The inaugural U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session will take place Jan. 8-10 in Reno, Nev., at Maplewood Stables, Inc.

Twelve finalists competed in two previous qualifying rounds for the opportunity to participate in the national training session.

Finalists will spend their time learning from experts on riding, horsemanship and stable management such as Peter Wylde, Dr. Midge Leitch and Mindy Bower.

The finalists include:

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The inaugural U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session will take place Jan. 8-10 in Reno, Nev., at Maplewood Stables, Inc.

Twelve finalists competed in two previous qualifying rounds for the opportunity to participate in the national training session.

Finalists will spend their time learning from experts on riding, horsemanship and stable management such as Peter Wylde, Dr. Midge Leitch and Mindy Bower.

The finalists include:

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1. Alexa Anthony
2. Carly Anthony
3. Hayley Barnhill
4. Nelson Bierwirth
5. Arden Cone
6. Nick Gegan
7. Kathryn Haley
8. Elizabeth Kenny
9. Amelia McArdle
10. Richard Neal
11. Molly Osier
12. Matthew Wildung

The session will culminate in a Nations Cup style competition for the riders. Melanie Smith Taylor, co-founder of the program, will judge the competition. Two winners will receive a one-month grant for advanced training. 

The Emerging Athletes Program’s purpose is to discover grassroots riders with the potential to be grand prix riders, but who would not otherwise have the opportunity to advance. The program gives riders the chance to work with and learn from high-caliber professionals.

Check back on Jan. 8 when the Chronicle’s Coree Reuter will be reporting live from national training session on www.chronofhorse.com.

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