The Horse Chronicle
The US Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce dates, locations and clinicians for the 2022 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund / USHJA Emerging Athlete Program Regional training sessions. This year’s 10 clinics will include edited sessions led by Jeff Cook, Joe Fargis, Cynthia Hankins, Candice King, Julie Winkel and Jim Wofford. Tracy Forman, Julia Hogan, Colleen Reed, Nanci Snyder and Anne Thornbury will lead stable management sessions. Applications are now open and close on April 1.
This year’s regional training sessions will be held at the following locations:
- from June 13 to 17 at The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Campus in Martin, Tennessee, led by Jeff Cook and Anne Thornbury
- from June 20 to 24 at Centenary University in Long Valley, New Jersey, led by Jim Wofford and Tracy Forman
- from June 20 to 24 at Grand Sud-Ouest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, led by Joe Fargis and Nanci Snyder
- from July 4 to 8 at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida, led by Julie Winkel and Colleen Reed
- from July 6 to 10 at Elvenstar Farm in Moorpark, California, led by Cynthia Hankins and Julia Hogan
- From July 11 to 15 at Ledges Sporting Horses and Show Grounds in Roscoe, Illinois, led by Candice King and Nanci Snyder
- From July 11 to 15 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, led by Jeff Cook and Colleen Reed
- From July 20 to 24 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, led by Jim Wofford and Nanci Snyder
- From July 20 to 24 at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia, led by Cynthia Hankins and Tracy Forman
- from August 3 to 7 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, led by Candice King and Nanci Snyder
New for 2022 is the Stable Management Trainee program, which offers a non-equestrian component to a number of participants who wish to learn more about the behind-the-scenes management of high performance equine athletes and competition stables.
Participants will observe the stable management clinician in their selected regional training session and receive more intensive instruction in horse care and management, providing an immersive learning experience in stable and horse management. racing under the direction of some of the best stable managers in the sport.
Candidates interested in the Stable Management Trainee program must submit an application and three recommendations by April 1 to be considered.
The Emerging Athlete Program is open to junior, amateur and professional members ages 12 and older beginning December 1, 2022 and is offered at 0.90 meter and 1.0 meter fence heights. Riders interested in participating must complete and return the applicationassociated fees, and three letters of recommendation to USHJA by April 1.
Riders accepted into the Emerging Athlete Program begin by participating in a five-day regional training session, during which they have the opportunity to work with top riding clinicians and stable managers. Riders provide their own horses for regional training and provide all care themselves.
Once the regional training sessions have been completed, 16 riders and a limited number of stable managers will be invited to attend the national training session based on their riding and stable management skills and the potential demonstrated during of their regional session. Only members between the ages of 12 and 25 on December 1 of the current competition year are eligible for the national training session. Dates and location for the 2022 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session will be announced at a later date.
Each USHJA area offers a minimum of two grants to EAP participants to help offset the cost of attending a regional training session or the national training session. For more information, visit ushja.org/zones, select your area of origin, then click on “Grants and scholarships”. EAP grant applications must be completed by April 1.
The USHJA Emerging Athletes program was created for equestrians to gain knowledge of horsemanship and horsemanship in their quest to become knowledgeable and experienced equestrians and women within the hunter/jumper community. Since the program’s inception in 2009, EAP athletes have continued to work for Olympic and nationally recognized coaches, as well as compete and succeed in top hunter, jumper, and equestrian in the United States and at the stranger. For more information on program specifications and application requirements for the USHJA Emerging Athletes program, visit ushja.org/EAP.