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A Young Riders Academy five-years celebration

Tuesday, 06 November 2018
YRA Corner

Photo (c) YRA/Fabio Petroni Photo (c) YRA/Fabio Petroni

From Monday until Wednesday November 7th, at the Fritz Tiedemann Halle in Elmshorn, thirty-two riders will gather to celebrate A Young Riders Academy’s five-year anniversary. From Belgium Peter Clemens; from Bulgaria Ventsislav Izov and Irina Nikolova; from France Basile Rubio; from Germany Laura Klaphake, Kendra Brinkop, Christopher Klasener, Guido Klatte and Niklas Krieg; from Greece Monika Martini; from Great Britain Harry Charles and Chloe Winchester; from Ireland Michael G Duffy, Matt Garrigan, Jonathan Gordon, Eoin Mcmahon, Darragh Ryan and Jenny Rankin; from Netherlands Lisa Nooren; from Italy Francesca Ciriesi, Guido Franchi, Giampiero Garofalo and Matteo Leonardi; from Norway Lisa Ulven; from Poland Andrzej Oplatek and Adam Grzegorzewski; from Switzerland Laetitia Du Couedic, Chantal Muller and Emilie Stampfli; from Serbia Manu Krzic; from Russia Joana Clarke. 

“We take the opportunity of this celebration to announce a great new partnership between Athenaeum - with the YRA project - and the Windrush Equestrian Foundation with their Young Eventers Program,” stated Eleonora Ottaviani as President of Athenaeum. “This new eventing project will give three riders the opportunity during the year to be mentored by legend Pippa Funnell; while the Education program will be organized together with the YRA jumping team,” added Ottaviani. “The first selection already took place in UK a few weeks ago, where Pippa Funnel, William Funnel and Gill Watson carefully followed the group of candidates and identified as this first-year squad Alex Kennedy (GB), Susie Berry (IRL) and Mary Edmundson (GB).” 

 


The Young Riders Academy is a program conceived for European talented young show jumpers, under the patronage of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF), with the cooperation of the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) and the support of Rolex.

Founded in 2014 by Athenaeum, a non-profit association, the program will give talented riders between the ages of 18 and 23 the chance to get six months of training and boarding at a well-known professional stable. On top of that, professional education in communication, business and economics, veterinary and legal practice related to show jumping. The objective is to develop future champions as well as potential managers of this sport.

 

 

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