In the USEF High Performance Open Forum at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander revealed the 2019 Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Strategic Plan. The mission of the plan is “to create an environment where U.S. riders learn how to succeed at championships,” with the philosophy that “every day is committed to creating a winning team.” The immediate goal is to achieve Olympic qualification at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
The strategic plan highlighted an increased focus on practice and performance in a team environment in order to give athletes opportunities to experience the dynamics and pressure of riding in a team. Through practice, the plan aims to develop athletes who are comfortable with riding to team instructions and are comfortable with the responsibilities and the pressure of riding in a team environment. Duvander said that they are hoping to establish domestic team opportunities for riders to simulate the Nation’s Cup environment. They have approached CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S organizers about overlaying a team competition within their existing competition. USEF is already working with the organizing committees to provide organizational support, so there should not be increased cost to the organizer.
Click here to read details from the USEF High Performance Open Forum.
The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun! The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, December 12-15, 2019. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.