Two Texas Emerging Athletes Head To Buffalo, NY

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The USHJA Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) is headed to Buffalo, NY, November 19-21, where the top 12 riders will vie to be named the 2010 EAP winner. This year’s finalists were selected after two rounds of training clinics and over 200 contenders. Melanie Smith Taylor, lead clinician of the EAP, shared the difficulty of determining what riders to move to the next level. “Whittling down the wonderful group of 2010 applicants for the EAP to only 12 finalists was a difficult task. But I look forward to watching as this select group continues to learn and grow in their pursuit of excellence as complete horsemen.”

The top 12 riders for 2010 are:

* Taylor E. Adams, 15, Dallas, TX

* Alexa Anthony, 16, Redmond, WA

* Dani Beavers, 18, Argyle, TX

* Ali Cornish, 15, Chico, CA

* Natalie Crane, 17, South Dartmouth, MA

* Lauren Ditallo, 16, Long Grove, IL

* Paul Fredericks, 20, of Savannah, GA

* Morgan Geller, 15, Manhattan Beach, CA

* Kate Haley, 17, Orchard Park, NY

* Anna Hallene, 17, Hinsdale, IL

* Michael Kocher, 16, Tryon, NC

* Melena Smith, 16, Mahopac, NY

Click http://www.ushja.org/EAP/national.aspx here for more information and a complete schedule of events. Auditors are welcome! Please contact Kelley at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center for more information 716.877.9295

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