Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian seeks a highly effective leader with an astute and excellent understanding of FEI and international equestrian sport to fill the position of Managing Director of Eventing. This position will work hand-in-hand with the Eventing Performance Director to prepare and lead the U.S. Eventing Team for Olympic Games and World Championships, while also overseeing the development of emerging talent through identifiable pathways to ensure sustainable success for the future.
A key leadership position within US Equestrian’s International Disciplines’ Sport Department, the Managing Director of Eventing spearheads all US Equestrian initiatives, governance, and programs related to U.S. Eventing and works closely with internal departments and the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) in order to grow the sport of eventing across all levels within the U.S. This position will oversee all US Equestrian programs related to eventing; serve as the lead liaison to the Eventing Sport Committee; manage the Elite and oversee the Development programs; manage the team selection process; prepare and manage the eventing budget; and oversee logistics and selection for team and individual funded travel, among other duties.
Applicants looking to apply for the Managing Director of Eventing position should be performance-focused and willing to approach challenges from a variety of angles. Individual must be a detail-oriented manager and a clear communicator and have a good understanding of the eventing landscape within the U.S. In addition, applicants should be prepared to build effective relationships with a broad group of stakeholders while being energetic, resilient, committed, and reliable.
A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of professional experience in sport is required.
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"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.