Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Eventing: USEF Announces 2011 Eventing Developing Riders

December 8, 2010
From the USEF Eventing Department

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing High Performance program congratulates the following riders on their invitation into the 2011 Developing Rider Program. Riders were selected for this program by either submitting an application, or were recommended by Talent Spotters or the Selection Committee.


A List
Kate Brown/24/Mansfield, GA
Sinead Halpin/29/Oldwick, NJ
Andrea Leatherman /25/Ocala, FL
Clark Montgomery /29/Fairburn, GA
Heather Morris/31/Lewisville, TX
Doug Payne/28/Pottersville, NJ
Kristin Schmolze/27/Califon, NJ
Alexandra Slusher/23/Auburn, CA

B List
Maris Burns/25/Carnation, WA
Danielle Dichting/20/Roswell, GA
Elinor MacPhail/20/Johnstown, OH
Maxance McManamy/18/Templeton, CA
Kelly Pugh/20/Tres Pinos, CA
Jessica Pye/24/Argyle, TX
Lizzie Snow/18/Milwaukie, OR
Lynn Symansky/27/Middleburg, VA
Arden Wildasin/17/Greenwich, CT

Selectors look forward to strong performances at the CCI3* and CCI4* level in the spring from the Developing Riders and look forward to promoting them to the High Performance Training Lists as they come in to contention for the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games.

A total of 42 applications were received from 14 states, and several riders were nominated by Talent Spotters.

Accepted riders will be invited to participate in one training session with Capt. Mark Phillips, which may be held in conjunction with the High Performance Training List sessions. After the initial training sessions, some exceptional riders may be invited to participate in further training sessions with the High Performance List riders. Riders selected to participate in these training sessions will also become eligible for the Amanda Warrington Fund Grant.  This $5,000 Grant will be awarded to a rider recommended by Capt. Phillips and approved by the Amanda Warrington Fund Grant Committee. 

The USEF will announce the training session dates and locations in January, once they have been confirmed.


Please do not hesitate to contact Sara Ike, USEF Managing Director of Eventing at (908) 326-1164 or with questions regarding this program.

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