Mar 04, 2019

Teams Announced for USEF/USET Foundation Futures Team Challenge at Carolina International

By USEF - Edited Press Release
Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan at the 2018 Carolina International. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The teams have been announced for the 2019 USEF/USET Foundation Futures Team Challenge at the Carolina International CCI in Raeford, N.C. More than 60 applications were received for the team opportunities and after reviewing the applications the following athlete and horse combinations were selected for the two teams. The athletes will participate in a training session in the two days prior to the start of Carolina International.


Leslie Law’s Team:

Alexandra Baugh with Mr. Candyman

Cosby Green with Highly Suspicious

Chris Talley with Sandro’s Star

Madison Temkin with Dr. Hart

Erik Duvander' s Team:

Hallie Coon with Celien

Sydney Elliott with QC Diamantaire

Ariel Grald with Leamore Master Plan

Caroline Martin with Danger Mouse

Overview: The 2019 USEF / USET Foundation North American Futures Team Challenge has been established with the USET Foundation and is administered by the USEF to complement the Eventing High Performance Program. Selection to the team under this Challenge does not represent selection to a recognized US Team but is designed to try and replicate the experience of competing on and within a Team environment and thus is a training opportunity embedded within an existing competition.

Objective: To prepare future senior team athletes by providing our Emerging and Development Potential athletes with two days of team training and experience in an unofficial team competition environment at North American competitions; to provide education and experience of working within a Team structure and compete as a Team at a competition. Evaluate the implementation to continuously improve US Team experience and environment.

Deliverables: Two-day educational program, preparing for Carolina International and Bromont, including: expectations of being a Team rider, general routines during preparation and how to operate at a Team event. It will also include dressage test ride reviews and show jumping practice. Erik Duvander and Leslie Law will coach and serve as Chef d’equipes for the two Teams. Access to administrative assistance from the USEF office throughout the process and to the USEF Team vet at Bromont.

More information about the Challenge is available here.

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