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Thank You To All Who Made The EA21 Nationwide Camp A Success!

Jan 08, 2023

Thank You To All Who Made The EA21 Nationwide Camp A Success!

USE EA21 athletes of their Kerrits merchandise. USEA/ Lily Stidham picture

The inaugural USEA Rising Athletes 21 (EA21) program nationwide camp wrapped up on Friday after an exquisite week of training and pleasure. USEA Director of Teaching, David O’Connor led the camp with 19 chosen athletes for the EA21 nationwide program this 12 months, which came about at Overlook Farm South, in Ocala, Florida.

This 12 months’s USEA EA21 program wouldn’t have been doable with out the assistance of many individuals, and the USEA want to thank everybody concerned. Extraordinary thanks goes to Sara Kozumplik and her de ella complete crew de ella at Overlook Farm for internet hosting this 12 months’s nationwide camp. Kozumplik’s farm is owned by Edy Rameika and is run by the fantastic workers members of Amanda Thompson Gonzalez, Sara Kelson, Janelle Fleming, and Sierra Lesney. The crew had been in a position to steady all of the horses on-site, and Kozumplik graciously opened her residence to the athletes and workers for the morning academic lectures, and lunch breaks.

Director of Teaching, David O’Connor supplied unbelievable experience, and put important effort into launching this 12 months’s program. Shannon Lilley additionally receives a particular point out for serving to with logistical planning for your entire program and nationwide camp, and she or he additionally helped organize the catch-ride horses for the west coast athletes who requested them. Lilley additionally helped negotiate a diminished payment for cross-country education on the Florida Horse Park, and the USEA want to thank Ms. Vanderwalt on the Florida Horse Park for providing the cross-country course to be used on Thursday.

Seven catch-ride horses had been offered to riders who flew to the east coast for the nationwide camp, and people horses had been offered in thanks by: Shannon Lilley, David O’Connor, Sara Kozumplik, and Joe and Ruthie Meyer. “I assumed the chance to catch-ride was nice since you get the chance to study to experience totally different horses. You aren’t all the time going to have the horse that you’re used to in your again pocket if you wish to be an expert and undergo the degrees of the game,” commented Reno, Nevada younger rider Sarah Ross.

Kerrits sponsored this 12 months’s USEA EA21 nationwide camp, and offered embroidered jackets and hats to all of the nationwide camp athletes. Trip iQ additionally supported the nationwide camp this 12 months by offering some academic content material and media protection, in addition to subscriptions to all EA21 athletes to their academic providers. WeRideTogether additionally sponsored the camp by offering lunches for the athletes, and providing a dialogue with assist and sources about preserving protected areas in barns and equestrian packages.

The USEA want to thank all of the particular visitor audio system that appeared all through the week, together with Emma Ford, Max Corcoran, and Chris Barnard.

The USEA want to thank your entire USEA EA21 Job Drive for introducing this system in its inaugural 12 months, and people members embody: Max Corcoran, Bec Braitling, John Bourgoin, Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Elliott, Mia Farley, Sara Kozumplik, Shannon Lilley, Lauren Nicholson, David O’Connor, Diane Pitts, and Diane Snow. The EA21 regional coaches put in a major quantity of further effort and time for this system, together with Bec Braitling, Shannon Lilley, Rebecca Brown, and Emily Beshear.

Lastly, the USEA want to thank the USEA Basis and all those that helped fundraise and donate to drag off this program in its first 12 months. The USEA appears ahead to persevering with this academic growth program shifting ahead.

Concerning the USEA Rising Athletes 21 Program

The aim of the USEA Rising Athletes 21 program (EA21) is to establish and supply constant high quality instruction to the subsequent technology of elite occasion riders. The intention is to create a pipeline for potential crew riders by figuring out and creating younger expertise, bettering horsemanship and driving expertise, and coaching and bettering expertise and consistency.

The USEA Rising Athletes 21 Program was launched in 2022 with a mannequin of 5 summertime regional clinics taught by chosen USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructors, resulting in a winter nationwide camp consisting of chosen Younger Riders from the regional clinics. Athletes who’re 21 years or youthful, are present members of their USEA Younger Rider Space program, and are established on the Coaching Stage or larger, are eligible to use for the EA21 program. Functions for the 2023 regional clinics will open in January/February, 2023.

The USEA want to thank Kerrits, WeRideTogether, and Trip iQ for his or her help and sponsorship of the EA21 nationwide camp.



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