USEF Announces 2013 Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program and Combinations for California and Florida Training Sessions

RELEASE: December 14, 2012
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and its Eventing High Performance Department is proud 
to announce a redesigned Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program beginning in 2013. In 2013, a Developing Rider will be defined as a rider (maximum age of 25) who has 
achieved a qualifying result at the CCI2* level. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor will lead the Developing Riders/Eventing 25 program and coach the accepted athletes. In addition to lessons under saddle, there will be a classroom component to this program. Topics will include theory, training and course design. There will also be presentations by guest speakers on subjects including veterinary care and stable management.

The following horses and riders have been chosen by the Eventing Selection Committee and approved by the Eventing High Performance Committee to take part in the 2013 Developing Riders/ Eventing 25 Program. These combinations have been invited to take part in training sessions with O’Connor in Gilroy, California and Ocala, Florida.

California Training Session

The following combinations have been selected to participate in training sessions generously hosted by Flying Tail Farms at Red Fox Farm in Gilroy, CA January 21-24:

Zachary Brandt (Thousand Oaks, CA) and his own Cavallino Cocktail
Cavallino Cocktail is a 2002 Irish Sport Horse mare

Marc Grandia (Onalaska, WA) and Daniel and Shirley Aronson’s Parker
Parker is a 2001 Thoroughbred gelding

Katherine Groesbeck (Temecula, CA) and her own Oz the Tin Man
Oz the Tin Man is a 1997 Anglo-Arabian gelding

Teresa Harcourt (Penn Valley, CA) and her own Bonza Twist of Fate
Bonza Twist of Fate is a 1999 Irish Thoroughbred gelding

Avery Klunick (Midland, TX) and her own and Chip Klunick’s In It to Win It
In It to Win It is a 2000 New Zealand Sport Horse gelding

Jordan Lindstedt (Redmond, WA) and her own Revitavet Capato
Revitavet Capato is a 2003 Hanoverian gelding

Mackenna Shea (Tacoma, WA) and her own Landioso
Landioso is a 2002 Bavarian Warmblood gelding

Florida Training Session

The following combinations have been selected to participate in training sessions generously hosted by Meredyth South in Ocala, FL January 27-February 1:

Nora Battig (Granite Bay, CA) and her own Steppin’ Out
Steppin’ Out is a 2005 Trakehner/Thoroughbred mare

Danielle Dichting (Roswell, GA) and her own The Graduate
The Graduate is a 1998 Sachsen-Anhaltiner gelding

Jacob Fletcher (North Little Rock, AR) and Fletcher Farms’ The Prof 
The Prof is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Connor Husain (Great Falls, VA) and his own and Leslie and Najaf Husain’s Piece of Hope
Piece of Hope is a 1999 Swedish Warmblood gelding

Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, VA) and Jacqueline Mars’ Cosima 201
Cosima 201 is a 2005 Holsteiner mare

Lauren Lambert (Goshen, KY) and Sally Abell’s Honour Mission*
Honour Mission is a 2001 Thoroughbred gelding

Meghan O’Donoghue (Carbondale, IL) and her own Pirate
Pirate is a 2002 Thoroughbred gelding

Caitlin Silliman (Chestertown, MD) and her own Catch A Star
Catch A Star is a 2000 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred mare

Lizzie Snow (Milwaukie, OR) and Kathryn Rosson and Diane Snow’s Coal Creek
Coal Creek is a 2000 Thoroughbred gelding

Kendyl Tracy (Aurora, CO) and A Bit of Tack’s Ever So Lucky
Ever So Lucky is a 1999 Thoroughbred mare

Florida Alternates
1. Jenny Caras (Marietta, GA) and her own Fernhill Stowaway
Fernhill Stowaway is a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding

2. Lindsey Oaks (Lexington, KY) and David Oaks and Bobby Faircloth’s Enchantez
Enchantez is a 2000 Thoroughbred gelding

3. Elinor MacPhail (Bluemont, VA) and Sally Crane’s RF Eloquence
RF Eloquence is a 2005 Holsteiner gelding

4. Kaitlin Spurlock (Lovettsville, VA) and her own Expedience
Expedience is a 1997 Thoroughbred gelding

5. Alexandra Green (Louisville, TN) and Paul Green’s Fernhill Cubalawn
Fernhill Cubalawn is a 2003 Holsteiner gelding

*This pair has been ‘Talent Spotted’ on to this list.

Any changes to this list and more information, about the 2013 Developing Riders/ Eventing 25 Program will be posted on: