EAP Regional Training Session Brings Athletes to Mount Holyoke College this Week
Julie Winkel and Colleen Reed will lead athletes in five-day session


Lexington, Ky. ---- July 5, 2017 ----  Twelve athletes will be based out of Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts, this week learning from clinicians Julie Winkel and Colleen Reed during the seventh USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session of the year.

A 3-foot section will also be offered at the session, which will run concurrently with the EAP at the Massachusetts session. Riders participating in a 3-foot section will have full access to all of the educational sessions during the regional training session but are not eligible for the EAP National Training Session. 

The USHJA congratulates the following athletes who were selected to participate in the session: 

Julie Winkel instructs at an EAP Regional Training Session earlier this summer. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives.
Emerging Athletes Program
  • Kit Cunningham , 17, Thermal, Calif.
  • Kreigh Elzey, 19, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Meghan Frederick, 19, Dalton, Mass.
  • Zoe Kirsch, 17, Pittstown, N.J.
  • Frances McGivern, 16, Madison, Conn.
  • Sydney North, 15, Mansfield, Mass.
  • Ada Rohan, 16, Montpelier, Vt.
  • Sabrina Searles, 20, Winter Garden, Fla.
  • Lauren Woznica, 16, East Berlin, Conn.
3-Foot Section
  • Alyssa Griffin, 14, Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Kasandra Wilda, 15, Holyoke, Mass.
  • Elizabeth Woznica, 20, East Berlin, Conn.
Frances McGivern was awarded a grant from the USHJA Zone 1 Committee and USHJA Foundation to attend the session at Mount Holyoke College.

USHJA Certified Trainer Julie Winkel, who is also a Hunter, Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumper judge, will lead mounted instruction at the session. Colleen Reed, former manager at Fairfield County Hunt Club with Emerson Burr and Leslie Burr-Howard, will lead stable management instruction.

EAP Regional Training Sessions are held over five days with athletes participating in mounted flatwork, gymnastics exercises and coursework, as well as intensive stable management lessons. Auditing is available for free at the session. 

The EAP Committee will select 16 riders and several stable managers from the EAP Regional Training Sessions to attend the 2017 EAP National Training Session November 9-12 at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where they will learn from Olympian Peter Wylde and stable manager Anne Thornbury.

The USHJA extends its gratitude to 2017 EAP Regional Training Session hosts Cazenovia College Equine Education Center, Centenary University Equestrian Center, Colorado Horse Park, Georgia International Horse Park, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center, Sonoma Horse Park,  Virginia Horse Center  and  World Equestrian Center  as well as to National Training Session host George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College.

The Emerging Athletes Program is supported in part by a generous grant from  US Equestrian, as well as individual donors through the USHJA Foundation. For more information, please visit  www.ushja.org/EAP.

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