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US Equestrian Announces Updates to Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 26, 2019, 3:18 PM EST

Lexington, Ky – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the most recent additions to the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program List for the fall. This program provides strategic guidance and educational opportunities for emerging athletes under the age of 25 in the discipline of dressage and is led by USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams.

“We are coming up on the second anniversary of the official launch of the Emerging Athlete Program. Although I see this program primarily as an important investment in our future, I’m excited to say that in the two years since we started we have already seen results,” commented Williams. “For the coming year, we’ve tweaked the program outline a bit by adding more benefits to assist these promising athletes as they move up through the levels.”

In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Emerging Athlete Program membership. Combinations on this list may be within a flexible 6-month grace period per Program Requirements (e.g. age out of division, horse retirement, veterinary reasons, etc.).

Benjamin Ebeling (Moorpark, Calif.) and Behlinger, Amy Ebeling, Elizabeth Meyer, and Ann Romney’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Kerrigan Gluch (Wellington, Fla.) and Bolero CXLVIII, Hampton Green Farm’s 15-year-old P.R.E Stallion; HGF Brio, Hampton Green Farm’s 14-year-old Andalusian Stallion; and Vaquero HGF, Hampton Green Farm’s 12-year-old Andalusian Stallion

Callie Jones (Henderson, Ky.) and Don Philippo, her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Tillie Jones (Lincoln, Neb.) and Apachi, Tillie and Tish Jones’ 14-year-old KWPN gelding

Kayla Kadlubek (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Perfect Step, Dressage4Kids, Inc.’s 18-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Annelise Klepper (McCutchenville, Ohio) and Happy Texas Moonlight, Shannon Klepper’s 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Natalie Pai (Wellington, Fla.) and Unlimited, Melanie Pai’s 18-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Christian Simonson (Ventura, Calif.) and FRH Rassolini, Christina Morgan’s 16-year-old Hessen Warmblood stallion

Bianca Schmidt (Edina, Minn.) and Lou Heart, Eliana Schmidt’s 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Anna Weniger (Apex, N.C.) and Don Derrick, Dawn Weniger’s 15-year-old NRPS Gelding

Find out more about the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program online or contact Hannah Niebielski, Director of Dressage, National Programs at [email protected].

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