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.

May 25, 2022 Profile

Now On Course: Handing Over The Reins

I’m not one for the spotlight. As the voice of the Association, you don’t need to know my personal views, political, eventing, or otherwise. So despite my byline appearing on thousands of articles on the USEA website and magazine, this is probably only the second time I’m writing about myself (the first was about my love for lessons, and reading it now makes me laugh as I am still 100% addicted). But as I am now just a USEA member I thought I would share a bit of my journey to add to our member spotlight series, Now on Course.

May 24, 2022 Education

Tips for Successful Haul-In Schooling

You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.

May 23, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, from July 1-2, 2022. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello.

May 23, 2022 AEC

AEC Countdown: Less Than 100 Days!

The countdown is on for the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds! This year, the USEA AEC moves to the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. The AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2023, so if you have ever dreamed of riding in the Flathead Valley of Montana with views of Glacier National Park, you won’t want to miss this year’s very special opportunity.

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