Get ready: Wild card applications are being accepted now for the 2023 USEF Horsemastership Training Series.
This winter, the country’s most prestigious jumping clinic will return to Wellington, Florida during the third edition of the USEF Horsemastership Training Series. The good news? If you’re a junior rider age 16–21, with experience at the 1.30m level or above, now’s your chance to apply.
Taking place from January 5–8, 2023 at the Equestrian Village at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, the series is currently accepting applications for 12 spots available through wild card submissions or via selection from various show jumping Pathway Programs.
Think you have what it takes? Here’s a quick run-down of the requirements:
- Athletes must be age 16–21
- Athletes must be successfully competing at the 1.30m level (Medium Junior jumper division) or higher
- All applicants must provide their own horse for use in the first in-person training session
- Horses must be fit, proficient at the 1.30m level or higher, and capable of jumping an open water
Providing intensive training and education sessions for youth jumping athletes complete with mounted and unmounted instruction from top industry experts (hi, Beezie!) and leaders, the USEF Horsemastership Training Series is designed to identify and assist in the development of the next generation of top U.S. Jumping Team athletes.
Applications are due by November 14, 2022. Those looking to submit a wild card application can go to their Athlete Dashboard on the US Equestrian website under online applications, year 2023, to apply.
Riders will be selected based on their perceived potential to contribute to U.S. team competitions in the future. The Jumping Development and Youth Chefs d’Equipe staff will evaluate applicants based on their record at USEF- and FEI-sanctioned competitions held during the 2022 year, along with results from U.S. Jumping Pathway Programs. Those athletes that demonstrate consistency and the ability to jump clear, without time penalties, at the highest level of competition will be prioritized.
For questions or more information, contact Erin Keating, Director of Jumping Development Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.