WELLINGTON, Fla.--Six Delaware Valley residents are among the 22 participants in the 2020 Gold Star Clinic on the East coast that will be held in Wellington.
Included are Emily Dehoff of Far Hills, N.J., Julianna Empie of Chester Springs, Pa., Kailey Fuchs of Sinking Spring, Pa., Olivia Holtz of Villanova, Pa., Katherine Pugliese of Malvern, Pa., and Kendra Walmer of Reinholds, Pa.
The Gold Star Clinics are the pinnacle of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program, which identifies Jumper riders who have the skill and desire to excel in the sport, while educating riders to become well-rounded horsemen on their path to excellence.
The East Coast Clinic, led by Todd Minikus, is scheduled for Jan. 22-26, 2020 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
THE CLINIC will feature Colleen Reed as the stable manager clinician and will include mounted instruction with some of the industry's top clinicians.
A member of the 2007 Pan American Games bronze medal team, Minikus has many wins under his belt, including the $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties, the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier at Live Oak International and the Winter Equestrian Festival Challenge Cup
In her years in the industry, Reed has worked as a groom and manager for top show hunters, Grand Prix horses and equitation veterans at Beacon Hill Show Stables, Fairfield County Hunt Club, and for Leslie Burr.
Each clinicians' experiences in the industry will bring valuable knowledge to clinic participants.
The clinic will also offer four days of additional education from top athletes and horsemen.
This includes horse health and nutrition discussions, education about what to expect as a member of a competitive Jumping team and information about international Jumping competition.
The clinic's mounted instruction will conclude with a competitive team format.
The reamining East Coast Clinic Participants include Christopher Ferralez of Elgin, Ill., Christina Gaither Webb of Bahama, N.C., Samantha and Summer Hill of Lexington, Ky., Madison Jones of Longwood, Fla., Faith Lee Kollien of Acton, Mass., Avery Moore of Atlanta, Ga., Eileen O'Leary of Montverde, Fla., Alexis Ortiz of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Adeline Pavlin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Natalie Pedley of Wellington, Fla., Emily Schneider of Ridge Spring, S.C., Emma Scott of Conroe, Texas, Michelle Stacy of Ipswich, Mass., Jacqueline Van Meter of Ridgefield, Conn., and Ansley Wright of Manalapan, Fla.
The clinic will be streamed live on Horse & Country TV through livestream provider EQSportsNet.
Current subscribers to EQSportsNet will be able to use their same login credentials to receive access through Horse & Country TV.
New subscribers can join for just $10 to watch all live and on-demand coverage from both events.