November 13, 2010 -- The USEF is pleased to announce the young riders who have been invited to participate in the fifth annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session on January 4-8, 2011 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.
The 12 riders selected for the Training Session include:
Ali Wolff, Young Rider Individual Gold Medalist from the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
Karen Polle, Individual Champion at the Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Championship
Brittany Hurst, Winner of the USEF/Platinum Performance Talent Search Finals-East
Taylor Ann Adams, Winner of the USEF/Platinum Performance Talent Search Finals-West
Kelsey Thatcher, Wild Card based on performance
Lillie Keenan, first on the USA Equitation Computer Rankings List
Amber Henter, second on the USA Equitation Computer Rankings List
Molly Braswell, third on the USA Equitation Computer Rankings List
Chase Boggio, fourth on the USA Equitation Computer Rankings List
Victoria Birdsall, fifth on the USA Equitation Computer Rankings
Two riders from the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Emerging Athlete Program (to be announced)
George Morris, the legendary horseman and Chef d'Equipe of the U.S. Show Jumping Team, will lead these top young riders in a comprehensive program in horsemastership including mounted sessions. Additional sessions will be conducted by experts on such topics as stable management, veterinary care and nutrition. The aim of the training session is to develop a pipeline of young "horsemasters" for future U.S. Equestrian Teams.
The George Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the USEF is supported by The USET Foundation, Practical Horseman, Equestrian Sports Productions (ESP), the USHJA, and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
The final schedule will be available in December at www.usef.org.