Sloane Coles Invited to George H. Morris Gladstone Program

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Riders Prepare for George H. Morris Gladstone Program at USET Foundation’s Hamilton Farm

Gladstone, NJ – May 1, 2014 – In a few weeks, a selection of the country’s most talented young show jumping riders will gather at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation’s headquarters, Hamilton Farm, in Gladstone, New Jersey. Riders will be participating in the George H. Morris Gladstone Program, May 20-25, 2014. Just a few weeks later, ten other riders will participate in the same program at Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, IL, June 23-28, 2014.

The Gladstone Program is an intensive week of training and education for exceptionally dedicated and talented show jumping riders who are serious about their interest and desire to pursue a path that will prepare them to be a “team” rider and represent the United States in international competition. Riders 18+ years of age, who are currently competing successfully at 1.45 meter or above submitted applications for the event, and were personally selected by Morris.

This year’s participants for the week at Hamilton Farms will be:

Alec Bozorgi Antioch, IL
Karina Busch Elizabethtown, KY
Sloane Coles The Plains, VA
Katie Cox Conroe, TX
Christi Israel Ocala, FL
Scott Lico Westlake Village, CA
Maggie McAlary Amherst, NH
Jacob Pope Columbia, MD
Brittni Raflowitz Palm City, FL
Savannah Talcott Pittstown, NJ

The purpose of the program is to continue to educate, support and guide potential “team” riders on the overall knowledge andexpertise required to succeed at thetop level of show jumping internationally. In addition to daily training sessions with Morris, the riders willparticipate in hands on sessions with a veterinarian, an equine business lawyer, top team stable manager, and physiotherapist. Riderswill be expected to care for their own mounts, learning vital stable management skills. Mounted sessions will includeflatwork (with and without stirrups), gymnastics and jumping courses.Each rider will meet one-on-one with Morris during the week to discuss their current and future plans, and Morris will help guide them in putting together a program that will continue their preparation for international “team” competition. Morris will also remain available after the program to follow up and monitor each rider’s progress.

The Gladstone Program is made possible through the generous support of BG and Suzanne Porter and Diane Carney.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation ( is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

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