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December 14, 2012

USEF Revamps Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program

According to the U.S. Equestrian Federation and the Eventing High Performance Department, the Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program will undergo a redesign beginning in 2013.

In 2013, a Developing Rider will be defined as a rider of 25 years or younger who has achieved a qualifying result at the CCI** level. Chef d'Equipe David O'Connor will lead the Developing Riders/Eventing 25 program and coach the accepted athletes. In addition to lessons under saddle, there will be a classroom component to this program. Topics will include theory, training and course design. There will also be presentations by guest speakers on subjects including veterinary care and stable management.

The following horses and riders have been chosen by the Eventing Selection Committee and approved by the Eventing High Performance Committee to take part in the 2013 Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program. These combinations have been invited to take part in training sessions with O'Connor in Gilroy, Calif., and Ocala, Fla.

California Training Session 

The following combinations have been selected to participate in training sessions generously hosted by Flying Tail Farms at Red Fox Farm in Gilroy, Calif., on Jan. 21-24:

  • Zachary Brandt (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and his own Cavallino Cocktail, a 2002 Irish Sport Horse mare
  • Marc Grandia (Onalaska, Wash.) and Daniel and Shirley Aronson's Parker, a 2001 Thoroughbred gelding
  • Katherine Groesbeck (Temecula, Calif.) and her own Oz The Tin Man, a 1997 Anglo-Arabian gelding
  • Teresa Harcourt (Penn Valley, Calif.) and her own Bonza Twist of Fate, a 1999 Irish Thoroughbred gelding
  • Avery Klunick (Midland, Texas) and her own and Chip Klunick's In It To Win It, a 2000 New Zealand Sport Horse gelding
  • Jordan Lindstedt (Redmond, Wash.) and her own Revitavet Capato, a 2003 Hanoverian gelding
  • Mackenna Shea (Tacoma, Wash.) and her own Landioso, a 2002 Bavarian Warmblood gelding

Florida Training Session

The following combinations have been selected to participate in training sessions generously hosted by Meredyth South in Ocala, Fla., Jan. 27-Feb. 1:

  • Nora Battig (Granite Bay, Calif.) and her own Steppin' Out, a 2005 Trakehner/Thoroughbred mare
  • Danielle Dichting (Roswell, Ga.) and her own The Graduate, a 1998 Sachsen-Anhaltiner gelding
  • Jacob Fletcher (North Little Rock, Ark.) and Fletcher Farms' The Prof, a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding
  • Connor Husain (Great Falls, Va.) and his own and Leslie and Najaf Husain's Piece of Hope, a 1999 Swedish Warmblood gelding
  • Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars' Cosima 201, a 2005 Holsteiner mare
  • Lauren Lambert (Goshen, Ky.) and Sally Abell's Honour Mission, a 2001 Thoroughbred gelding
  • Meghan O'Donoghue (Carbondale, Ill.) and her own Pirate, a 2002 Thoroughbred gelding
  • Caitlin Silliman (Chestertown, Md.) and her own Catch A Star, a 2000 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred mare
  • Lizzie Snow (Milwaukie, Ore.) and Kathryn Rosson and Diane Snow's Coal Creek, a 2000 Thoroughbred gelding
  • Kendyl Tracy (Aurora, Colo.) and A Bit of Tack's Ever So Lucky, a 1999 Thoroughbred mare

Florida Alternates

1. Jenny Caras (Marietta, Ga.) and her own Fernhill Stowaway, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding

2. Lindsey Oaks (Lexington, Ky.) and David Oaks and Bobby Faircloth's Enchantez, a 2000 Thoroughbred gelding

3. Elinor MacPhail (Bluemont, Va.) and Sally Crane's RF Eloquence, a 2005 Holsteiner gelding

4. Kaitlin Spurlock (Lovettsville, Va.) and her own Expedience, a 1997 Thoroughbred gelding

5. Alexandra Green (Louisville, Tenn.) and Paul Green's Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding

 
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