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QR hosts an EAP Regional Clinic with Candice King!

 

Quail Run Horse Centre, Inc
proudly presents a

 

2016

USHJA Emerging Athlete's Program

Regional Training Session

June 26-30, 2016

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with International Competitor

Candice King

 

13 Nations Cup Appearances

Top placings in numerous CSIO5* events

USHJA Certified Trainer and EAP/TCP Approved Clinician

 

"The adventure begins...
Each year, hundreds of young riders apply to the Emerging Athlete's Program in hopes of furthering their education, not only as riders, but as complete horsemen.  The EAP was created specifically to provide opportunities for those young riders to advance their education, as they strive to become knowledgeable horsemen within the hunter/jumper community, which may or may not include a careen in the horse industry."
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Advance your skills, riding, horsemanship, and stable management!
PLUS! Earn a spot in the EAP National Training Session and a chance at the George Morris Horsemastership Clinic held in Wellington, FL!

Join us at Quail Run for the excellent educational opportunity!

Am I eligible?

Riders wishing to participate in the EAP Regional Training Session must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a current member of the USHJA and in good standing. 
  • Must be able to display proficiency in completing jumper style courses set at 1.10m or higher. 
  • May not have competed in classes over 1.35m in height prior to March 1st of the current competition year. 
  • May not have competed in an FEI Championship for Jumping, including the North American Junior Young Rider Championships.
  • Must not have reached their 21st birthday before December 1, 2015.
  • Must take the LEVEL 1: USHJA HORSEMANSHIP QUIZ CHALLENGE and pass with an 80% or higher. 

How do I apply?

Riders wishing to participate in the EAP Regional Training Session must complete the following application process:

  • SIGN IN OR CREATE AN USHJA ACCOUNT BY CLICKING HERE
  • Scroll down and find the Emerging Athlete's Program Section.  Click on "The EAP Regional Training Session Application".  DEADLINE IS MAY 11, 2016!!!

    Part of the application includes submitting a video link (no more than 120 seconds) displaying their proficiency of completing a jumper style course set at 1.10m or higher.  Preferably these videos are from a competition.  Applicants are also encouraged to submit results and/or documentation of their achievements in jumper classes set at 1.10m or higher.  DO NOT send photos, DVD's, or videos other than the video described above.
  • Submit the completed application and the $50 Application Fee to the USHJA.
  • Find three individuals to complete letters of recommendation for you.  The recommendations must be completed on an Official EAP Recommendation Form and then must be submitted directly to the USHJA by the individuals that completed them.   

    One of the letters must be from a current trainer, or a trainer who has knowledge of the rider's abilities, describing in detail the applicant's experience and capabilities. 

    The remaining two recommendations must be from adults in the hunter/jumper industry (i.e. trainers, veterinarians, farriers, etc) who have a working knowledge of the applicant's riding and horsemanship abilities. 
  • Complete the LEVEL 1: USHJA HORSEMANSHIP QUIZ CHALLENGE and pass with an 80% or higher.

APPLICATIONS, APPLICATION FEES, AND RECOMMENDATION FORMS FOR ALL REGIONAL TRAINING SESSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE USHJA OFFICE OR POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN THE SPECIFIC DEADLINE FOR EACH REGIONAL CLINIC

THE DEADLINE FOR THE QUAIL RUN EAP REGIONAL TRAINING SESSION IS:

MAY 11, 2016

Additional Specifications

  • Riders may only apply to one Regional Training Session each EAP qualifying year.
  • All riders who applied to or participated in the EAP in the past years are encouraged to apply to the current year, provided they meet the program's eligibility requirements.
  • Riders are expected to supply the horse they ride in the Regional Clinic, and the horse should be comfortable jumping a course at 1.10m.

What happens when I get accepted?

  • Upon acceptance into the Regional Training Session, riders are sent a letter of intent, Regional Host Facility Information, a rider emergency contact information form, a liability waiver, and a schedule of events for the Regional Training Session via email. 
  • To reserve each rider's place in the program, the signed letter of intent, liability waiver, emergency contact form, biography, and $550 Regional Training Session fee (made payable to the USHJA) must be received in the USHJA office no later than 14 days after the notification is sent. 
  • It is the rider's responsibility to contact the Regional Host Facility for stall reservations and fees.  Note that the stall fees are separate from the Regional Training Session fee and are payable to the Regional Host Facility.  For more information regarding specific requirements at Quail Run please contact Dan Urban at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Check with a Zone 6 Jumper representative for possible grants to reimburse you for EAP expenses!  For more information contact Dan Urban at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you for your interest and support of the EAP!

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Buddy Clinic Recap

December 10, 2014

The 2014 Buddy Brown Clinic at Quail Run is in the books!

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Buddy helps Dannee Risler and "Kryptonite"
Thanks to Gail Dwyer and DWYER PHOTOGRAPHY for the awesome photos!

This was Buddy's 5th year returning to Quail Run for a clinic, and it was another great one! 

Buddy focuses on teaching the riders the position and tools necessary to influence their horse's stride length and balance in order to handle the challenges that are presented to each horse and rider combination on course. 

Day 1 included learning and applying these ideas in the flatwork and over poles on the ground.  Lots of changes in stride length and tempo, bend changes with emphasis on haunches in, and some more advanced lateral movements like the half pass helped to improve balance and control.  During the changes in stride length it was crucial that one could adjust their position to match the goals of influencing the horse's balance. 

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Left: Chloe Heng and "Motley Blue".  Right: Dan Urban and "Colonel Crusher".

Day 2 expanded on these ideas as we started incorporating jumps.  Much of the jumping was done over small fences with an intense focus on all the little details.  The track is paramount, and good tracking comes from mastering position, balance, and control.  With this in mind riders were presented with bending lines and obstacles that came up quickly.  The landing is just as important as the take off.

As we entered Day 3, the riders were able to apply what they had learned and practiced the previous days by tackling a more complete course.  Without the necessary tools from the previous days, the course would have been difficult, as it included roll backs, bending lines, and obstacles in challenging locations. 

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Left: Taylor Caniglia and "Ariel".  Middle: Buddy helping Kari Fossum aboard "Dancing Solo".  Right: Kyla DeLuca and "Sweet Onya"

This year the clinic added a special treat!

Recently Buddy worked with an author to help produce a book about Buddy's legendary mount "Sandsablaze".  We are Quail Run were fortunate enough to have Buddy to a reading and a book signing! 

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It was a casual evening with delicious food and great story telling, as Buddy read excerpts from the book and recounted stories of his journey and experiences with this special horse!

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All in all it was a fabulous weekend with this living legend in our industry!  Buddy is always so dedicated to teaching his system and working with riders of all levels to help them be as successful as possible in the show ring.  We love having him come to Nebraska and brave the cold in December to share his knowledge and expertise with us!  Look for another great clinic with Buddy Brown in 2015!

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Clinic Season Continues!

Join us at Quail Run in the New Year for another fabulous clinic:

NICK NOVAK
Jan 2-4, 2014

Nick is a well known and very successful trainer from the Minnesota area.  He has ridden to numerous GP wins, many aboard the late, great "Malone".
Nick has coached numerous students to Medal Finals, Indoors, and has had wins in Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation.  This is a great clinic for everyone to participate it.

Want to participate unmounted?  Then join us at QR to audit this clinic.

! ! ! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLINIC, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE ! ! !


 
The Buddy Brown Schedule is Available!

Quail Run Horse Centre is pleased to announce the return of

BUDDY BROWN

DEC 5-7, 2014

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Buddy is a living legend in the industry.

He was represented the United States on the Equestrian Team in numerous international competitions, including the Olympic games,
Pan Am games, and Nations Cups.  As a Junior he won the USEF Medal and today is a sought after course designer and clinician.

This is certainly an excellent opportunity for any one to participate in!

To participate unmounted, come on out to Quail Run and join us to audit the clinic and see Buddy in action.

Spots are reserved by depositing a check in the Full amount of the clinic.  Dowload the flyer and entry form below.  This clinic fills quickly!

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For more information on Buddy Brown please visit his website: www.derbyhillfarm.com/

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Buddy will be doing a reading, and a book signing on Saturday evening in honor of his recently released book:

SANDSABLAZE, GRAND PRIX GREATNESS

Then join us again in January as we welcome back

NICK NOVAK
Jan 2-4, 2015


Nick is a well known and very successful trainer from the Minnesota area.  He has ridden to numerous GP wins, many aboard the late, great "Malone".
Nick has coached numerous students to Medal Finals, Indoors, and has had wins in Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation.  This is a great clinic for everyone to participate it.

Want to participate unmounted?  Then join us at QR to audit this clinic.

! ! ! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLINIC, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE ! ! !

 
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