EAP Regional Training Session is Underway at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Clinicians Jeff Cook and Anne Thornbury Leading Session, Free Auditing Available

Mill Spring, N.C.—July 29, 2019—The final Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session of 2019 is underway at Tryon international Equestrian Center in North Carolina. Athletes are learning from clinicians Jeff Cook and Anne Thornbury.

The session includes a 3' section where riders are able to participate in all aspects of the program at a lower fence height.

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association congratulates the following participants: 

EAP Participants

•    Lauren Alsborg, Travelers Rest, S.C.
•    Dawson Amick, Waxhaw, N.C.
•    Addison Diaz, Apollo Beach, Fla.
•    Emma Engel, Carrollton, Ga.
•    Isabel Ernst, Vero Beach, Fla.
•    Mikala Huemmer, Cary, N..C.
•    Sara McDermott, Athens, Ga.
•    Caroline Monaghan, Birmingham, Ala.
•    Laura Neely, Savannah, Ga.
•    Grace Roberts, Knoxville, Tenn.
•    Mary-Grace Segars, Canton, Ga.
•    Emily Grace Swinson, Raleigh, N.C.
•    Paige Vangeison, Spartanburg, S.C.
•    Madeline Vorhies, Canton, Ga.
•    Annie Vorhies, Canton, Ga.
•    Sophia Wojcik, Fayetteville, N.Y. 

3’ Section Participants

•    Derek Holt, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
•    Emma Hyde, Reisterstown, Md. 
•    Maryhunter Millet, Hillsborough, N.C. 
•    Lauren Perhala, Forest, Va. 
•    Mckenna Riley, Athens, Ga. 
•    Lauren Thomas, Kingsport, Tenn. 
•    Alexandria Willard, Pittstown, N.J. 
•    Delaney Williams, Roswell, Ga. 

Regional Training Sessions are held over five days with athletes participating in mounted flatwork, gymnastics exercises and coursework as well as intensive stable management lessons. Athletes also spend time auditing each other and hearing from guest speakers at the sessions. 

Auditing is available to the public free of charge for the riding portions of the session. A full calendar of sessions with auditing information can be found here

Following the Regional Training Sessions, 16 of the Regional Training Session participants and a select number of stable managers will be invited to attend the National Training Session November 7-10 at University of Findlay in Ohio. Riders participating in the 3' section are not eligible to participate in the National Training Session. 

The USHJA extends its gratitude to 2019 EAP Regional Training Session hosts Centenary University, Fox Lea Farm, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, HITS Balmoral Park, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Mount Holyoke College, Sonoma Valley Stables, Tryon International Equestrian Center, University of Findlay and Virginia Horse Center.

Applications are now open to host a 2020 EAP Regional Training Session. 

Special thanks to the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund for their title sponsorship of the Emerging Athletes Program. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund was founded by Lindsay Maxwell in 2016 as a means to formalize her commitment to charitable giving. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund supports events, organizations and programs that align with Maxwell's philanthropic priorities and values including improving the lives of children with special needs, enabling access to educational opportunities and providing care, compassion and protection to animals.

The Emerging Athletes Program is also supported in part by a generous grant from US Equestrian, as well as individual donors through the USHJA Foundation. For more information, please visit www.ushja.org/EAP.

About the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association

The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official hunter/jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sport organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards and recognition, communication and rules. We provide a wide array of programs for all hunter/jumper levels, and we are mindful of the well-being of our equine partners. Additionally, we are committed to preserving the history of our sport and through our Foundation we support charitable and benevolent services. Learn more at ushja.org.