Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the participants for the 12th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and sponsored by Adequan®, Ariat®, Equestrian Sport Productions, Practical Horseman, and Upper Echelon Academy. The Training Session will be held at The Global Dressage Venue, in Wellington, Fla., January 5 – 7, 2018. USEF Network will stream live coverage of all mounted sessions and demonstrations.
Designed to develop the next generation of U.S. Equestrian Team talent, the Training Session uses intensive mounted and unmounted instruction from a variety of experts. Twelve athletes earned invitations to the 2018 Training Session through one of three avenues: success in USEF marker competitions, performance at the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, or by selection from a competitive pool of wild card applicants.
The following athletes will participate:
Alyce Bittar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Samantha Cohen (New York, N.Y.)
Caitlyn Connors (Glen Mills, P.A.)
Natalie Dean (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Kendra Duggleby (Cleveland, N.Y.)
Delaney Flynn (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Cecily Hayes (Brentwood, Calif.)
McKayla Langmeier (East Granby, CT)
Hannah Loly (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
Sara McCloskey (Pound Ridge, N.Y.)
Alexandra Pielet (Highland Park, Ill.)
Olivia Woodson (Wellington, Fla.)
In addition, the following participants will join the Training Session as Assistant Stable Managers, selected from the 2017 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session:
Michael Golinowski (Burke, V.A.)
Natalie Radosevich (Farmington Hills, MI)
Taylor Wohler (Folsom, Calif.)
The 2018 Training Session will feature instruction by the following mounted and unmounted clinicians.
Anne Kursinski: Flatwork Demonstration & Instruction – Friday, January 5
Kent Farrington: Gymnastics Demonstration & Instruction – Saturday, January 6
McLain Ward: Nations Cup Instruction – Sunday, January 7
Nations Cup Team Chef d’Equipes: Kent Farrington, Anne Kursinski, and Beezie Madden – Sunday, January 7
Colleen Reed: Fundamentals of Equine Care
Janus Marquis: Equine Anatomy and Physiology
Arlene White, PT: Human Sports Science & Medicine
Tonya Johnston, MA: Sports Psychology
Dr. Tim Ober, DVM: Veterinary Care
Conrad Homfeld: Course Design
Jennifer Wood, Public Relations
Sessions are open to the public to audit in person at no charge. Mounted sessions will occur in the mornings on the days noted above and a complete time schedule will be available in late-December. Plus, follow US Equestrian on Facebook (@USAShowJumping and @USEFNetwork), Twitter (@USEFNetwork), and Instagram (@USEFNetwork) for behind-the-scenes coverage and updates.
US Equestrian thanks the many clinicians and sponsors who make this event possible, with special thanks to Equestrian Sport Productions for their generous donation of the facility.
For more information about the 2018 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session, please contact Danielle Miranda, USEF Director of Show Jumping Development Programs, at [email protected].
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members