Eventing News

Nov 01, 2022

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of Robert Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe

US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of Robert (Bobby) Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe effective today, November 1, 2022.

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Nov 29, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces Bid Allocation for Week 10 of the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar

US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors.

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Oct 26, 2022 Eventing News

In Memorium: Mary Harper Hutchins

Mary Harper Hutchins, 90 years old, passed away suddenly Friday, October 14, 2022 at Alice Peck Day Hospital. She was born in New York City to Harold Harper, a partner at Harper and Matthews Law firm and Elizabeth (Roop) Harper, a reader for the Lighthouse for the Blind. Mary attended the Brearly School in NYC and went on to Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Mathematics.

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Oct 24, 2022 Eventing News

Randolph-Macon College Intercollegiate Eventing Team Welcomes Record Freshman Class & New Coach

Eventing at Randolph-Macon College continues to grow, attracting students to its central Virginia campus from across North America. This year’s pre-season team orientation welcomed 14 freshmen to the team, who’s total roster now boasts 30 active members hailing from as far away as California and Canada. In addition, Craig Barr has joined the program as the full-time eventing coach, bringing his extensive experience in eventing to the yellow jacket’s team.

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Sep 22, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of Graeme Thom as Director of FEI/High-Performance Sport Programs

US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of Graeme Thom as Director of FEI/High-Performance Sport Programs beginning October 3, 2022. This start date will allow for a smooth and collaborative transition as Will Connell remains with USEF through the 25th of November.

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Aug 29, 2022 Eventing News

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Completes Successful Mandatory Outing at MARS Great Meadow International Ahead of FEI World Championships

The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad along with alternate and reserve combinations completed their mandatory outing this weekend at MARS Great Meadow International as their final prep event before September’s 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy.

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Aug 20, 2022 Eventing News

Team USA Leads The Pack Following First Day of The FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada in Bromont, Quebec

Perfect weather and friendly competition kicked off the weekend at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada in Bromont, Quebec at the Olympic Equestrian Park. The highly anticipated event held at this historic location may be best known to most eventers as the venue for the MARS Bromont CCI, a very popular event held in June and also organized by Sue Ockendon, but none-the-less top athletes flocked to North America for a chance at team gold.

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Aug 15, 2022 Eventing News

USEA Podcast #316: Prepping for Pratoni

With the announcement of the team who will represent the U.S. during the upcoming 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro in Rome, Italy on September 15-18, 2022, USEA Podcast Host sits down with for a little team talk with Bobby Costello, Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager of the U.S. Eventing Team. Hear all about the team selection process, preparation plans, and more relating to Pratoni in this week's episode of the USEA Podcast.

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Aug 09, 2022 Eventing News

Three USEA YEH Grads Named to Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian announced the four combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S, three of which are graduates of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program. Competition will take place from August 18-21, 2022, at Bromont Horse Park in Quebec, Canada. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law.

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Aug 02, 2022 Eventing News

Coleman, Grald, Nicholson, Martin, and Smith Named to U.S. FEI Eventing World Championships Team

After a long-anticipated wait, US Equestrian has announced their team selections for the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships which will take place at Pratoni del Vivaro in Rome, Italy on September 15-18, 2022. Making up this year’s World Championships roster are Will Coleman and his own 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Off The Record (VDL Arkansas x Drumogoland Bay), Ariel Grald and Annie Elridge’s 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Leamore Master Plan (Master Imp x Andragh Bash), Lauren Nicholson and Jacqueline Mars’ 15-year-old Anglo-Arab gelding Vermiculus (Serazim x Wake Me Gently), Boyd Martin and Christine Turner’s 15-year-old Trakehner gelding Tsetserleg TSF (Windfall x Thabana), and Tamra Smith and Alexandra and Ellen Ahearn and Eric Markell’s 16-year-old German Sport Horse gelding Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramiro). Will Coleman and Team Rebecca LLC’s 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Dondante are the Direct Reserve and Phillip Dutton will serve as the Traveling Reserve with the Z Partnership’s 14-year-old Zangersheide gelding Z (Asca x Bellabouche).

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Jul 29, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Seeks Applications for Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe Position

Following the conclusion of the Eventing Elite Program Task Force, appointed by the US Equestrian President, US Equestrian is pleased to release the job description and begin the recruitment process for the Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe. This individual will lead High Performance Eventing and specifically the Elite Program and Team in the U.S. to sustained success at World Championship and Olympic Games level. The Federation endeavors to partner with a leader who will drive strategic direction in the Eventing Elite Program and foster strong communication and team culture.

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