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24 Delaware Valley riders in the Joe Fargis clinic for the Emerging Athletes Program


The fourth of 10 Regional Training Sessions for the Emerging Athletes Program, which began June 18, had 24 riders participating at Centenary University in Long Valley, N,J,, with Olympian Joe Fargis leading the clinic and Colleen Reed providing stable management education throughout the five-day session.

Joe Fargis training sessionThe U.S. Hunter Jumper Association congratulated the athletes who were accepted to participate in this session:

Anabel Barnett, Unionville, Pa., 16
Alexis Di Pasqua, West Chester, Pa., 18
Julianna Empie, Chester Springs, Pa., 17
Maggie Fraley, White Haven, Pa., 17
Isabelle Gochtovtt, Downingtown, Pa., 13
Megan Hackett, Highland, N.Y., 21
Melinda Hartman, Flemington, N.J., 19
Meghan Holland, Colts Neck, N.J., 19
Amanda Horn, Huntington, N.Y., 25
Cary Hundley, Ellicott City, Md., 21
Sophie Kane, Tyrone, Pa., 16
Ava Kavulich, Pennington, N.J., 14
Grace Kavulich, Pennington, N.J., 17
Jaimey Lancaster, Red Bank, N.J., 22
Alexandra Michalski, Pittsford, N.Y., 16
Morgan Munz, Califon, N.J., 16
Paige Pongrazzi, Hillsborough, N.J., 19
Jonathan Porteous, Arlington, Mass., 14
Christina Samouhos, Pittstown, N.J., 21
Jessica Smith, Kinnelon, N.J., 19
Madeline Webb, Jersey City, N.J., 24
Alicia H. Weismann, Southampton, N.J., 18
Kira Statue, Whitehouse, N.J., 20
Jake Parker Wymard, Glen Rock, Pa., 17

Auditing is available to the public free of charge throughout the session.

Each Regional Training Session is held over five days with riders participating in mounted flatwork, gymnastics exercises and coursework as well as intensive stable management lessons.

They also spend time auditing each other and hearing from guest speakers at the sessions.

There will be six other Regional Training Sessions this year in California, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and Virginia.

Recently, USHJA opened a 3-foot section at the Regional Training Session being held at Mt. Holyoke in South Hadley, Mass., July 8-12.

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.

Riders participating in a 3-foot section are not eligible to participate in the National Training Session.

Alix Coleman

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