FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, KY-September 24, 2014-The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the 16 riders that have been invited to ride in the 2014 EAP National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery
, to be held November 13-16 in Findlay, OH.
The 2014 National Finalists are:
Bailey Fuller of Tualatin, OR
Emma Glaunert of West Linn, OR
Abby Graham of Colorado Springs, CO
Lucy Hart of Lexington, KY
Caroline Johnson of Grafton, MA
Mckenzie Kasper of Alpharetta, GA
Abby Kelley of Denver, CO
Megan Kerpsack of Austin, TX
Elissa Ostroff of Portland, OR
Halie Robinson of Santa Barbara, CA
Dani Roskens of South Lyon, MI
Kavita Sinha of Houston, TX
Nina Vogel of Pacific Palisades, CA
Carly Williams of Lexington, VA
Phillip Williamson of Denver, CO
Cody Wooten of Eldersburg, MD
The following participants have been selected to serve as ranked alternates:
1st - Kendra Duggleby of Cleveland, NY
2nd - Katie Young of Troy, MO
3rd - Tatum Tatreau of Cerritos, CA
4th - Savanna Hajdasz of Bloomfield, CT
Elizabeth Bailey, Jessica Barno, Charlotte Clark, Bridget Finnerty and Elizabeth Traband have been chosen to act as Stable Managers.
The 2014 National Training Session will be led by Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde and expert stable manager Anne Thornbury, and will be held at the James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex at the University of Findlay. Findlay is home to a premiere equestrian program which boasts a long history of top placings in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals. The 32-acre James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex, four miles south of the main campus, has two indoor arenas, an outdoor sand ring and a grass jumping field. Also housed at the equestrian complex is the University Equine Veterinary Services, Inc., a veterinary clinic offering emergency and routine surgery services.
Riders who are invited to attend the National Training Session are selected based on their riding and stable management skills, written test results and potential shown during the Regional Training Sessions. For the three-and-a-half day National Training Session, the finalists ride and care for a horse provided by the host facility and assigned to them by EAP representatives. Finalists are instructed on flatwork, over fences work, stable management and horse welfare during the National Training Session, which ends with a Nations-Cup style competition to determine an overall EAP Champion.
USHJA congratulates all the participants on their success and wishes them all the best at the National Training Session.
The EAP National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, is supported in part by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation.
For information on how you can be a part of the 2015 EAP season, please visit the Emerging Athletes Program page of our website or contact Allison Eneguess at (859) 225-6703.