USEF Names Elite Eventing Hopefuls

Andrew Nicholson & Avebury, 2014 Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event
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Friday 23 December - 16h41 | Press release/Ian Clayton

USEF Names Elite Eventing Hopefuls

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing High Performance Committee has named the athletes for its Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 programs for 2017. 

The Lexington, Kentucky-based federation sees the riders as having the “potential to evolve into future team candidates.”

Following its post-Rio review, new approaches and definitions to all of the USEF eventing programs are being evaluated and introduced, organizers have stated.

According to the USEF,  USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law will provide the Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 athletes with skill instruction and insight in their respective training sessions. 

The Eventing 25 athletes will train at Meredyth South in Ocala, Florida January 9-12, followed by the Eventing 18 athletes, January 16-20. Both groups will train at Tucalota Creek Ranch in Temecula, California from January 30th through February 2nd.

Eventing 25
Madeline Backus (Larkspur, Colo.)              
Zachary Brandt (Ocala, Fla.)                
Jenny Caras (Cartersville, Ga.)                      
Zoe Crawford (Jamaica Plain, Mass.)                    
*Cornelia Dorr (Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.)                          
Jacob Fletcher (North Little Rock, Ark.)                 
Savannah (Woodge) Fulton (Ocala, Fla.)                 
Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.)                  
Morgan McCue (Malvern, Pa.)                 
Mackenna Shea (Temecula, Calif.)               
*Lizzie Snow (Southern Pines, N.C.)     
Eventing 18
Arielle Aharoni (Bedminster, N.J.)                   
Amanda Beale Clement (Phoenixville, Pa.)    
Emma Ciafone (Castle Rock, Colo.)                  
Jane Cook (Dallas, Texas)                         
Haley Curry (Canton, Miss.)                       
Mia Farley (San Clemente, Calif.)                          
Grace Fulton (Finksburg, Md.)                      
Cosby Green (Lexington, Ky.)                     
Gigi Hogan (Heath, Texas)                        
Katie Lichten (Hamilton, Mass.)                     
Patience O'Neal (Fall City, Wash.)                
Makenna Rold (Delano, Minn.)                    
Arden Stephens (Little Rock, Ark.)                
Tayler Stewart (Damascus, Md.)                   
Madison Temkin (Sebastopol, Calif.)                
Megan Traynham (Arbuckle, Calif.)             
Cassandra Wallskog (Mequon, Wis.)   
*Indicates rider(s) that were talent spotted into the program.

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