Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions

Regional Training Sessions: 3’ Sections  

The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program provides opportunities for riders to advance their education as they strive to become knowledgeable horsemen and women within the hunter/jumper community. In 2019, seven of the 10 EAP Regional Training Sessions will offer a special 3' section, giving riders of all ages an introduction to the benefits of the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program at a 3' fence height. Riders participating in a 3' section will have full access to all aspects of the Regional Training Session but are not eligible to qualify for the National Training Session.


Riders interested in participating in the EAP 3’ Sections must:

  • Be a current member of the USHJA above the Outreach level and in good standing 
  • Riders must be proficient at completing courses set at 3' feet or higher
  • May be any age to participate
  • Adult participants must complete Safe Sport Training (18 years of age or older). Click here for instructions on how to access the free training.

How It Works

Space for the available 3' sections is limited to eight riders. Riders who submit the 3' application and pay the $50 application fee to USHJA will be accepted to the 3' section on a first come, first served basis until all spots are filled. If there are more than eight applications submitted for a particular session the day applications open, there will be a random draw to determine participants.

How to Apply

Log into your USHJA online account and click on the “EAP Application” link. Check the box of the EAP 3' Regional Training Session to which you are applying. Complete the application in its entirety and submit payment by the listed deadline. Riders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be notified by email.

Safe Sport

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is committed to the safety and protection of its members and volunteers. To ensure a safe environment for all participants, the USHJA strives to follow practices that minimize risk to participants and guests. Such practices include but are not limited to: discouraging one-on-one interactions with youth, ensuring a USHJA approved representative is present when an outside presenter is engaged with youth, and reminding USHJA onsite representatives, hosts, parents/guardians of their responsibility to safe guard youth in their care. Additionally, clinicians, stable managers, USHJA representatives and staff participating in the Emerging Athletes Program are required to complete the Safe Sport Training as per USHJA Policy 2018-5-03. 

Per US Equestrian rules, all active USEF adult members (18 years of age or older) are required to complete Safe Sport training. The USHJA will also require all adult participants (18 years of age or older) to complete Safe Sport training prior to attending an EAP training session. 

Adult participants who have not yet completed Safe Sport training may click here for directions on how to access the free training prior to your training session. Accepted EAP applicants required to complete this training will not be permitted to attend their assigned EAP training session without fulfilling this requirement.  


The following EAP Regional Training Sessions will offer a 3' section. Applications will open February 4, and must be received by the listed deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Early Summer Deadline: Apply by April 15, 2019



Clinician/Stable Manager

June 3-7

University of Findlay
Findlay, OH

Julie Winkel/ Colleen Reed

June 17-21

Virginia Horse Center
Lexington, VA

Candice King/ Colleen Reed

Late Summer Deadline: Apply by May 13, 2019

June 24-28

Centenary University
Long Valley, NJ

Karen Healey/
Nanci Snyder

June 10-14

Great Southwest Eq. Center
Katy, TX

Cynthia Hankins/Nanci Snyder

June 12-16

Fox Lea Farm
Venice, FL

Candice King/ Anne Thornbury

July 17-21
3-ft Section Closed

Sonoma Valley Stables
Petaluma, CA

Cynthia Hankins / Nanci Snyder

July 22-26

Mount Holyoke
South Hadley, MA

Jim Wofford/ Colleen Reed

July 29 – August 2

Tryon Int’l. Eq. Center
Mill Spring, NC

Jeff Cook/ Anne Thornbury