Ema Klugman is a young event rider with horses from Training level through Advanced. In 2021, she was the highest-placed young rider at the Kentucky Three-Day Event in her first attempt at the 5* level. In 2019, she twice received the Bromont Rising scholarship, which selected squads of young riders to compete at the Canadian Bromont CCI event and the U.S. Ocala Jockey Club event. At the Ocala Jockey Club, she recorded a third-place finish in the CCI****-L division. That performance secured her place on the Australian High Performance NEXT squad, which identifies future riders for the Olympics and World Championships. In October 2020, she won the CCI***-L in Lexington on one of her young horses, Bronte Beach.
Through the United States Pony Club, Ema has achieved three A level ratings – traditional, showjumping and dressage – one of only two people in the U.S. who has attained this level of certification. She teaches clinics around the country and maintains a group of clients at her base in Maryland, where she runs a sales and training operation. In addition to being a competitive event rider, she recently graduated from Duke University.
Ema's operation is based out of her family's Snowy River Farm in Clarksburg, MD, the heart of the Area II eventing community. This gives her easy access to venues like Loch Moy Farm, Waredaca, Morven Park, MCTA, and Fair Hill.