Deadline for EAP Zone 1 and Zone 3 Level 1 Training Session Approaching

February 4, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009 marks the application deadline for Zone 1 and Zone 3 Emerging Athletes Level I Training Sessions. The Zone 3 Training Session is scheduled for April 4-5 at Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA. The following week, Zone 1 will hold its training session April 10-11 at Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, CT. Fill out an application to apply to participate in the Level I Training Sessions here.

The Emerging Athletes Program provides young riders the opportunity to learn from top riders and trainers in the industry while developing their career as a professional. With the creation of a national program, the USHJA hopes to transition young athletes to international competition. At each Training Session, riders will receive guidance and feedback from top professionals in the industry and be evaluated on their horsemanship skills, overall knowledge and riding ability.

All junior and amateur USHJA members 21 years of age and under are eligible to apply to the program. Interested athletes must be able to display proficiency in completing jumper style courses over the respective fence height for which they are applying. Each Training Session will be divided into three fence height sections: 3’0, 3’6 and 4’0. A maximum of eight riders will be accepted per height section.

Information on the Emerging Athletes Program as well as the application process can be found on the USHJA website. For more information on the Emerging Athletes Program, please contact Melanie Fransen at or (859) 225-6960.

Contact: Rachelle Wilhelm 859-825-6005

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