Mar 02, 2022

Eventing Update on High Performance Programs

By USEF - Edited Press Release

As the competition season kicks into gear, below is an update on the work being done by the Performance Advisory Team (PAT) and Eventing Elite Program Task Force (EETF).

Performance Advisory Team (PAT) / Eventing Sport Committee (ESC) Completed Work:

-Selection & Application Timeline for World Championships & Nations Cups. This was recommended by the PAT and approved by the ESC.

-Job Description for interim Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager was recommended by the PAT and ESC and approved by the CEO.

-Membership of the Development and Emerging Programs was recommended by the PAT and approved by the ESC.

The PAT will prioritize work on the following tasks:

-Agree upon the timetable for the final build-up to the World Championships (pre-travel logistics and vet checks / travel dates / policy regarding Reserve{s}, etc).

-Budget and Funding: Make recommendations for use of funding currently ring-fenced for “Elite”:

  • Agreed in principle that Aachen and Boekelo Team athletes / horses will receive significant funding in order to encourage applications. Further information regarding what will be supported will be published.
  • The budget for the World Championships is a separate budget from the Eventing budget, which is managed centrally across the disciplines; remuneration for team staff at the World Championships does come from the Eventing specific budget
  • Make recommendations regarding athlete funding

-Support process of appointing an interim Chef d’Equipe / Team Manager

The EETF has met three times, including for full day “in-person” session on February 28th. The EETF will meet again to finalize draft recommendations for the following, which will then go to the relevant Eventing Committees, Working Groups and stakeholders for comment:

  • Program & team management structure and roles
  • Process and criteria for selection to the Elite Program
  • Support provided by Elite Program and use of funding
  • Communication and accountability / oversight
  • Selectors - number and appointment process
  • Socialization of recommendations

If you have questions on Eventing Programs, please contact the Eventing Department staff members. Their contact information and relevant programs may be found here.

Jan 27, 2023 ATC

Introducing the New Modified Rider Division at the 2023 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Modified Rider division beginning at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. The USEA AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky August 29–September 3, 2023.

Jan 26, 2023 Young Event Horse

Get a Taste of Eventing with the New Event Horse Program

Are you interested in competing in the sport of eventing but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you have a horse that is looking for a new career? Consider participating in a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition in 2023! The USEA NEH Program was created to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for both horse and rider, and the 2023 NEH Calendar is now available here.

Jan 25, 2023 Profile

Dondante Steps Into The Spotlight with 2022 Standlee USEA Horse of the Year Title

Will Coleman had a huge 2022 with his string of horses, including a team silver medal at the FEI World Eventing Championship in Italy on Off The Record and top four-star placings with Chin Tonic HS, but it was Dondante whose consistency paid off to earn the Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year title.

Jan 24, 2023 Volunteers

The VIP Volunteer: Julie Murray

Julie Murray has loved horses since she could breathe, so when her daughters showed an interest in Pony Club and then eventing, she was thrilled to go along for the ride.

Murray started volunteering at the Fallbrook Pony Club near her home in Fallbrook, California, serving as an intermediate district commissioner.

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