Julie Winkel Leads USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Colorado Regional Clinic


This week athletes attended the final EAP Regional Training Sessions of the year in Colorado as part of the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program.

Clinicians Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder led the session at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association congratulated the following members who have been accepted to participate in these sessions: 

Colorado Horse Park Session - July 31-Aug. 4 

  • Sophia Corbett, 17, Englewood, Colo.
  • Nicole Davis, 16, Erie, Colo. 
  • Kristen Forti, 16, St. Joe, Ind. 
  • Jenna Groth, 25, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Grace Leonard, 18, Denver, Colo.
  • Isabella Lombardo, 17, Evergreen, Colo.
  • Hanna Mankus, 17, Englewood, Colo.
  • Sara McDermott, 22, Athens, Ga.
  • Cory McLaughlin, 23, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Madeleine Nielsen, 15, La Conner, Wash.
  • Sara Nisbet, 15, Englewood, Colo.
  • Sabrina Ohlrogge, 14, Littleton, Colo.
  • Katie Pelzel, 17, Fort Lupton, Colo.
  • Libby Pollock, 21, Pleasant Dale, Neb. 
  • Elise Vandamme, 18, Bountiful, Utah
  • Barrett Whitesell, 16, Kailua, Hawaii

The EAP sessions were held over five days, with athletes participating in mounted flatwork, gymnastics exercises and coursework as well as intensive stable management lessons. Athletes also spent time auditing and hearing presentations from guest speakers at the sessions. 

Following the Regional Training Sessions, 16 of the Regional Training Session participants and a select number of stable managers will be invited to attend the National Training Session Nov. 8-11 at University of Findlay in Ohio. 

The USHJA extends its gratitude to 2018 EAP Regional Training Session hosts Centenary University,  Colorado Horse Park, Georgia International Horse Park, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, HITS Balmoral, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Maplewood Stables, Mount Holyoke College, Virginia Horse Center and World Equestrian Center.

Special thanks to the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund for their title sponsorship of the Emerging Athletes Program. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund was founded by Lindsay Maxwell in 2016 as a means to formalize her commitment to charitable giving. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund supports events, organizations and programs that align with Maxwell's philanthropic priorities and values including improving the lives of children with special needs, enabling access to educational opportunities and providing care, compassion and protection to animals.

The Emerging Athletes Program is also 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.

Tricia BookerComment