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EAP - So who so far has been accepted?

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  • EAP - So who so far has been accepted?

    I see some people have learned of their acceptance for the first round of EAP.....any news from fellow COTHer's?

  • #2
    a girl in our barn was accepted and I am SO happy for her!!


    • #3
      I'm both new to COTHF and the EAP process! How do they send out the EAP results? You said "so far", does this mean they don't send out entire zones' acceptance letters at once?

      Sorry if this is super ignorant (--and it is, I shouldn't deny it, hahah) I had no clue what the EAP's were a before this. I applied really last minute, then had problems with things going through, and my application already wasn't put together very well.. So chances are close to nothing, but it'd be nice to know if I should still be keeping an eye open. One can hope?

      Congrats to everyone who did make it!! I'm clinicing with Melanie next weekend (!), but I'd prefer to go again and join you guys Keeping the fingers crossed..


      • #4
        I've been accepted! I'm just not sure how I'm going to get a horse up to Fulton, MO....

        Can anyone who has done it give me any pointers/what to do and not do?



        • #5
          I have to ask....What is EAP?
          "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."


          • #6
            EAP = Elvis Aaron Presley. Even the equine community is doing their best to investigate all purported sightings.


            • #7
              Originally posted by ponyjumper525 View Post
              I've been accepted! I'm just not sure how I'm going to get a horse up to Fulton, MO....

              Can anyone who has done it give me any pointers/what to do and not do?


              If I had been able to do the program again this year I'd be looking for a horse in the St. Louis area to lease for the long weekend, rather than hauling my own horse there for it. It's more a clinic format, and if you can adapt to a horse that isn't yours and still preform you'll be looked upon favorably.

              Do: listen, pay attention, watch others carefully, go early, stay late, and be a leader who does more for their horse than anyone else.

              Don't: be late, sloppy, careless and DO NOT pat your horse. ONLY rub. That's a huge peeve of Ms. Melanie and she'll make it clear the first time someone pats their horse...
              friend of bar.ka


              • #8
                ^^ Regarding the above, there are a couple of very famous trainers/clinicians who don't like it when riders pat their horses. Have any of them ever discussed the reasons why they don'
                t like it?


                • #9
                  Originally posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
                  ^^ Regarding the above, there are a couple of very famous trainers/clinicians who don't like it when riders pat their horses. Have any of them ever discussed the reasons why they don'
                  t like it?
                  It appears that most horses don't like heavy pats and that rubbing their necks feels much better and is therefore better perceived as a reward/positive reinforcement.
                  Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


                  • #10
                    I am still confused. Is there somewhere I can read more about this?
                    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."


                    • #11
                      Look it up on USHJA's website.

                      Just my thoughts, but if you've been accepted and don't think you can make it to the clinic site....why not let the next person on the waiting list that can go, go?


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jamie2337 View Post
                        I am still confused. Is there somewhere I can read more about this?
                        The dude abides ...


                        • #13
                          My student got her acceptance letter this week ! We are really excited , she was a talented rider ready to move forward last year. We purchased a green jumper last April and began the long process of familiarizing her to the "craft" of genuine riding and her horse to accepting the challenges that are posed without sensing fear or insecurity from his rider. I am so proud of her, she handled a lot of forthright critisim and drilling from me to advance.


                          • #14
                            BTW it is short for the Emerging Athletes Program. It was started by the USHJA as a way to reach the most promising young riders in the country. It is similar to getting a scholorship or fellowship to study and advance your education of skills from equine health, stable management, selection and training prospects and general education.


                            • #15
                              We also had a girl in our barn selected. We're all thrilled for her. She's a great kid and a wonderful rider. It sounds like such a great opportunity.
                              False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
                              -- William Shakespeare


                              • #16
                                To people that were accepted--did you get an email or physical mail sent to your house? I was in a zone with a later application date, but I feel like they should be letting us know pretty soon.


                                • #17

                                  DD got in!!! We are very excited!

                                  Skip change- You receive an email with attachments of all the forms you need to submit by a certain date. If your email is not working properly, call the office to see if you made it in. They sent all the acceptance notices for the clinics due Feb 25th on the same day. It sounds like you are in the group which was due Apr 1st. Good Luck!


                                  • #18
                                    A good friend of mine who rides on our ihsa team with me got accepted, Jul Kime. Cant wait to hear about everything she will learn! I'm so excited for her as she is excited herself.


                                    • #19
                                      I got accepted for zone 2 and im very excited! (and nervous lol)


                                      • #20
                                        We have a young girl at our barn that was accepted!! Sooo excited for her. We are all going to root her on!! Congrats to Lily!!!