Upper Echelon Academy Summer Reading Books

Summer Reading

Alexandra Thornton: When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi [1]  When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for […]

Interview with Lillie Keenan

Lillie Keenan has been one to watch since the pony days, and her intense focus and dedication has not waned. Commuting from Harvard to Europe and around the world for horse shows, she is a model of how hard work and organization pay off. Lillie has been competing with top horses throughout her career, but […]

Madison Goetzmann and Coco Fath

An interview with Coco and Maddy

UEA students Madison Goetzmann and Coco Fath catch up with Clementine Goutal to reflect on the 2017 George H. Morris Horsemastership Clinic and their feelings heading into WEF this season. CLEMENTINE: So many riders dream about being selected for the clinic but also know it’s a massively challenging endeavor. What was your reaction to being invited […]

A Love of Learning

Quest Magazine’s Interview with Clementine Goutal, Founder of Upper Echelon Academy. “A Love of Learning” by Alex Travers. January 2017. To view the article on the Quest site click here. One of Clementine Goutal’s many gifts is the way she has managed to balance her career and her love for all things equestrian. Her business, Upper […]

Lucy Davis Interview

Lucy Davis is an anomaly in equestrian sport. One year after graduating from Stanford University with a degree in architecture, she was standing on the Olympic podium in Rio holding her silver medal high in the air. Now, she’s launching her own, innovative App while she continues to compete at the highest level. Upper Echelon […]

Interview with Eve Jobs

Find out how Eve found balance

UEA partner Clementine Goutal caught up with Eve Jobs after her busy European tour. UEA provided tutoring services to Eve during high school, helping her to balance her academic and equestrian pursuits. We are excited to see what WEF 2017 will bring for this talented rider! Upper Echelon Academy: Congratulations on so many things… To […]

Harrisburg Re-Cap

Thank you all for a wonderful week in Harrisburg supporting our fabulous UEA riders. For me, the hunter/jumper world is fascinating. I grew up riding and competing in dressage, and so I generally have no idea about how the classes work! Thanks to Kate, Charlotte, Jordyn, and Emma, I am slowly but surely learning more […]

A Day in the Life of a Top Junior Rider

We caught up with Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix series leader Madison “Maddy” Goetzmann at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Read more about Madison and her story here.

USEF Announces Partnership with Upper Echelon Academy

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) have signed an exclusive provisioning agreement making Upper Echelon Academy the Official Tutoring Provider of the 2016 Adequan® /FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) and the 2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits […]