Young Riders Academy presents Riders and Trainers combination for 2016 and confirm Jonathan Gordon and Laura Klaphake YRA riders at CHIO Aachen.

Press release

First YRA 2016 session just ended in Lugano. Last week all riders, Full program Team and Educational program Team, gathered at Franklin University Switzerland to begin their experience within Veterinary, Business & Economics, Communication and Leadership.

During the week, sport manager Sven Holmberg together with the Board, assigned a professional Trainer to each one of the six Riders that are going to attend the full program this year.

. Cassandra Braeckmans (BEL ) will train with Henk Nooren

Jack Dodd (IRL ) will train with Markus Ehning

. Pål Flam (NORwill train with Gerco, Ben, Wim Schroder

. Eoin McMahon (IRL ) will train with Marco Kutscher

. Emma O´Dwyer (GBR ) will train with Markus Beerbaum

. Laura Klaphake (GER ) will train with Franke Sloothaak.

Educational Program Team members Derin Demirsoy (TUR), Laetitia Du Couëdic (SUI), Michael Duffy (IRL ), Giampiero Garofalo (ITA), Spencer Roe (GBR), Basile Rubio (FRA) in addition to the theoretical seminars are going to partecipate during the year to sport clinics with Jos Lansink, Rolf-Goran Bengtsson and Scott Brash.

Moreover, for this year CHIO Aachen, YRA Board confirms that Laura and Jonathan entered the show. For Jonathan, who is having a brilliant season, is going to be the very first time.

Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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