USEF Announces 2012 Eventing Developing Riders

November 23, 2011–The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing High Performance program congratulates the following horse and rider combinations for their acceptance into the 2012 Developing Rider Program.

2012 USEF Developing Riders

Susan Beebee (Southern Pines, NC) and Plan Bee Equestrian’s Wolf
Wolf is an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Maya Black (Clinton, WA) and her own and Teresa Stewart’s Konyagi
Konyagi is a 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

and Dawn Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair
Doesn’t Play Fair is a 5-year-old Holsteiner gelding

Jennie Brannigan (West Grove, PA) and Nina Gardner’s No Objection
No Objection is a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Maris Burns (Carnation, WA) and her own Young Gun
Young Gun is a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Sydney Elliott (Bossier City, LA) and Michelle Taylor’s Poncho Villa
Poncho Villa is an 8-year-old Selle Francais gelding

Alexandra Green (Louisville, TN) and Paul Green’s Fernhill Cubalawn
Fernhill Cubalawn is an 8-year-old Holsteiner gelding

Angela Grzywinski (Fort Worth, TX) and her own Novelle
Novelle is a 9-year-old Thoroughbred mare

Jon Holling (Ocala, FL) and Constance Holling’s Downtown Harrison
Downtown Harrison is a 7-year-old Throughbred x Trakehner cross gelding

Shannon Lilley (Gilroy, CA) and her own Forgotten Emblem
Forgotten Emblem is a 7-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Kylie Lyman (West Hartford, VT) and Joan Nichols’ Trading Aces
Trading Aces is a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

and Joan Nichol’s Garrison Flash
Garrison Flash is a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Maxance McManamy (Templeton, CA) and her own Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill is a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

and her own Project Runway
Project Runway is a 7-year-old Trakehner gelding

Heather Morris (Lewisville, TX) and Lynne Partridge’s First Mark
First Mark is a 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Megan O’ Donoghue (Carbondale, IL) and her own Pirate
Pirate is a 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Doug Payne (Pottersville, NJ) and Stone Hill Farm’s Running Order
Running Order is an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Michael Pollard (Dalton, GA) and Nathalie Pollard’s Schoensgreen Hanni
Schoensgreen Hanni is an 11-year-old German Sport Horse mare

Logan Rawlings (Welshampton, UK) and her own Watch It
Watch It is a 15-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding

Kristin Schmolze (Califon, NJ) and her own, Janet and Bill Schmolze’s Ballylaffin Bracken
Ballylaffin Bracken is a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

MacKenna Shea (Tacoma, WA) and her own Landioso
Landioso is a 9-year-old Bavarian Warmblood gelding

Lizzie Snow (Milwaukie, OR) and Kathryn Sullivan’s Coal Creek
Coal Creek is an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, VA) and her own Donner
Donner is an 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Kendyl Tracy (Parker, CO) and A Bit of Tack’s Ever So Lucky
Ever So Lucky is a 12-year-old Thoroughbred mare

A total of 50 applications were received from 19 states, and several riders were nominated by Talent Spotters.

Accepted horse/rider combinations will be invited to participate in one training session with Capt. Mark Phillips, which may be held in conjunction with the High Performance Training List sessions. After the initial training sessions, some exceptional riders may be invited to participate in further training sessions with the High Performance Listed riders. Riders selected to participate in these training sessions will also become eligible for the Amanda Warrington Fund Grant. This $5,000 Grant will be awarded to a rider recommended by Mark Phillips and approved by the Amanda Warrington Fund Grant Committee.

USEF will announce the training session dates and locations in January, once they have been confirmed.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact Sara Ike at: (908) 326-1164 or

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