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Riders Prepare for George H. Morris Gladstone Program at USET Foundation's Hamilton Farm & Annali-Brookwood Farm


USET LogoGladstone, NJ - May 1, 2014 -In a few weeks, a selection of the country's most talented young show jumping riders will gather at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation's headquarters, Hamilton Farm, in Gladstone, New Jersey. Riders will be participating in the George H. Morris Gladstone Program, May 20-25, 2014. Just a few weeks later, ten other riders will participate in the same program at Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, IL, June 23-28, 2014.

The Gladstone Program is an intensive week of training and education for exceptionally dedicated and talented show jumping riders who are serious about their interest and desire to pursue a path that will prepare them to be a "team" rider and represent the United States in international competition. Riders 18+ years of age, who are currently competing successfully at 1.45 meter or above submitted applications for the event, and were personally selected by Morris.

 
This year's participants for the week at Hamilton Farms will be:

Alec Bozorgi        Antioch, IL 
Karina Busch        Elizabethtown, KY
Sloane Coles        The Plains, VA
Katie Cox        Conroe, TX
Christi Israel        Ocala, FL
Scott Lico        Westlake Village, CA
Maggie McAlary    Amherst, NH
Jacob Pope        Columbia, MD
Brittni Raflowitz    Palm City, FL
Savannah Talcott    Pittstown, NJ 

The participants for the week at Annali-Brookwood Farm will be:

Adrienne Dixon    Hillsborough, CA
Stephen Foran    Lake Forest, IL
Courtney Frederick    Longmont, CO
Lisa Goldman        Hawthorn Woods, IL
Hunter Holloway    Topeka, KS
Caitlin Hope         Barrington Hills, IL
Lindsey Lamb        Tulsa, OK
Caroline McLeese    Omaha, NE
Ashley Stannard    Tucson, AZ
KC Van Aarem    Ocala, FL

The purpose of the program is to continue to educate, support and guide potential "team" riders on the overall knowledge and expertise required to succeed at the top level of show jumping internationally. In addition to daily training sessions with Morris, the riders will participate in hands on sessions with a veterinarian, an equine business lawyer, top team stable manager, and physiotherapist. Riders will be expected to care for their own mounts, learning vital stable management skills. Mounted sessions will include flatwork (with and without stirrups), gymnastics and jumping courses.

Each rider will meet one-on-one with Morris during the week to discuss their current and future plans, and Morris will help guide them in putting together a program that will continue their preparation for international "team" competition. Morris will also remain available after the program to follow up and monitor each rider's progress.

The Gladstone Program is made possible through the generous support of BG and Suzanne Porter and Diane Carney.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. 

 

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation


For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE atwww.uset.org.