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The Emerging Athletes Program Slated for June 11-15th! Apr 17, 2017

From:The Classic Company and Gulf Coast Classic Company <>
Subject:Emerging Athletes Program Slated for Atlanta Summer Classics Week I
Preheader:Deadline to apply is TODAY!
USEF Premier (AA) Rated | USEF Jumper Level 4

The 2016 EAP Program at the Georgia International Horse Park

For Immediate Release:  April 17, 2017
Conyers, Georgia

The Classic Company is pleased to announce that the 2017 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, presented by Dover Saddlery, will take place at the Atlanta Summer Classics June 11 through the 15th. Chris Kappler and Anne Thornberry will be the clinicians. During the five-day program, riders have the opportunity to work with top riding clinicians and stable managers. Riders are instructed on flatwork, gymnastics, related distances and course work, as well as an intensive stable-management curriculum that incorporates proper care and grooming, horsemanship skills and barn management.

Today is the deadline to apply-so don't delay a moment longer. Riders who are interested in participating in a session can apply online at The deadline for the EAP at the Atlanta Summer Classics is today-April 17.

"We are thrilled that this year's Emerging Athletes will have the opportunity to learn from these extremely talented and well-rounded clinicians," EAP Committee Chair Sally Ike said. "EAP is a wonderful opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to advance their riding and horsemanship knowledge under the guidance of top professionals and Olympians."
EAP offers riding and classroom education 

The Emerging Athletes Program was created for young riders to gain riding and horsemanship knowledge in their pursuit to become informed and experienced horsemen and women within the hunter/jumper community. Since the Program's inception in 2009, EAP athletes have gone on to accomplish numerous championships in the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation show rings including the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search East and West, the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, US Hunter Seat Medal Finals as well as the ASPCA Maclay Finals. 

USHJA Zones, in collaboration with the USHJA Foundation, have funding available for members to help offset the cost of attending an EAP Regional Training Session or the National Training Session. For more information and to apply for an EAP Grant visit, click on your home zone and then click on "Grants and Scholarships." EAP Grant applications must be completed by May 1.

The 2017 Emerging Athletes Program is supported in part by a generous grant from the   United States Equestrian Federation, as well as individual donors through the   USHJA Foundation. USHJA would like to thank   Dover Saddlery  for their continued support as presenting sponsor of the Emerging Athletes Program for the ninth continuous year. For more information on program specifications and application requirements, visit 

For those attending the EAP, stay for the show! The Atlanta Summer Classic kicks off on June 15 through the 22nd and offers plenty of prize money for both the hunters and jumpers as well as the $5,000 1.15 m Dash for Cash Non Pro Jumper Classic offered with no entry fee for those competing Week I at the Atlanta Summer Classics. Week II adds the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby to the roster and both weeks offer $25,000 Grand Prix and Sidelines Green Hunter Divisions which are qualifying events for the upcoming $30,000 Green Hunter Classic held Week I at the Atlanta Fall Classics.

The Atlanta Summer Classic offers more than $300,000 in cash and awards and classes for everyone. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of American Olympic history at the world class Georgia International Horse Park.

The Classic Company is a USHJA's Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at or call them at 843-768-5503.

All sponsorship, marketing and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Sponsorship, Marketing and Public Relations Director at All program advertising should be directed to Drew Coster, Program Sales Representative at
Ride in Olympic style at the Georgia International Horse Park located in Conyers, Georgia.  The International Grand Prix stadium and a multitude of rings, permanent stabling and state of the art facilities provide the perfect backdrop to big prize money, award winning show management, thousands of exhibitors and some of the top horses in the country.  Weekly Grand Prix and Hunter Derbies with a class for everyone from lead line to Grand Prix, the Classic Company shows in Conyers are a must on your show calendar.

Connections Housing, Classic Company, and Delta Awards are giving away a free stall each of the Atlanta Summer Classics to one lucky participant who fills out their hotel reservation information.  Helping to track the hotel stays will help us with hotel participation.  
Exhibitor Information

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Over $300,000 in Prize Money and Awards

Schedule Week I

Schedule Week II

Entry Form

Camper Reservation

Lodging Partners
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn  
1340 Dogwood Dr SE
Conyers, GA 30013

The Premier Lodging Partner of the Classic Company, the Hampton Inn, part of the Hilton family of properties, welcomes you to its beautiful hotel, just minutes from the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Classics!  Pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your four legged friends along!  The Hampton Inn offers well-appointed rooms complete with refrigerators and microwaves, complimentary Wi-Fi, a free hot breakfast, complimentary afternoon snacks, fitness center and a business center.  Be sure to make your reservation for the shows and tell them you are showing at the Atlanta Classics!       
Click here to visit hotel website

Microtel Inn & Suites

1412 Old McDonough Highway
Conyers, GA 30094 

Minutes From Georgia International Horse Park and Stone Mountain Park.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, make Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Conyers/Atlanta Area hotel, near Georgia International Horse Park, your home base for exploring the Atlanta area. Located off Interstate 25, our pet-friendly hotel is minutes from the best Conyers and Atlanta attractions. We serve a free continental breakfast each morning, and offer free Wi-Fi Internet access so you can check directions or catch up on email before you head out. When you return, park your car or oversized-vehicle in our ample free lot and head to our seasonal outdoor pool for a swim. Our on-site fitness center makes it easy to squeeze in a workout on the go. We offer non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms as well as suites, and kids 17 an under stay free with an adult.

Click here to visit hotel website

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Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503 
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