Three Combinations Added to USA Emerging Athlete Program

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Kayla Kadlubek on Perfect Step and Callie Jones on Don Philippo (left) in Europe in the summer. © Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 26, 2019–Three riders have been added to the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program, a two-year-old effort providing support for riders under the age of 25.

The combinations added to the program are:

–Kayla Kadlubek of Fairfax Station, Virginia and Perfect Step, 18-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Dressage4Kids, Inc.

–Annelise Klepper of McCutchenville, Ohio and Happy Texas Moonlight, 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Shannon Klepper

–Bianca Schmidt of Edina, Minnesota and Lou Heart, 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Eliana Schmidt

Current riders remaining in the program are:

Benjamin Ebeling of Moorpark, California and Behlinger, 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Amy Ebeling, Elizabeth Meyer, and Ann Romney

Kerrigan Gluch of Wellington, Florida and Bolero CXLVIII, 15-year-old P.R.E stallion; HGF Brio, 14-year-old Andalusian stallion and Vaquero HGF, 12-year-old Andalusian stallion all owned by Hampton Green Farm

Callie Jones of Henderson, Kentucky and Don Philippo, her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Tillie Jones of Lincoln, Nebraska and Apachi, 14-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Tillie and Tish Jones

Natalie Pai of Wellington and Unlimited, 18-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Melanie Pair

Christian Simonson of Ventura, California and FRH Rassolini, 16-year-old Hessen Warmblood stallion owned by Christina Morgan

Anna Weniger of Apex, North Carolina and Don Derrick, 15-year-old NRPS gelding owned by Dawn Weniger.