Dec 01, 2023

USEF Announces 2024 Eventing Pathway Program Lists

USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

The U.S. Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the Eventing Pathway Program Lists for 2024, including the Elite, Pre-Elite, Development, and Emerging Programs. In addition to these Eventing Pathway Program updates, several opportunities will be available in 2024 for both Program and non-Program athletes.

Eventing Elite Program List

The following athlete-and-horse combinations, listed in alphabetical order, have been named to the Eventing Elite Program List for 2024.

Will Coleman (Ocala, Fla.) and Off The Record, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by the Off The Record Syndicate
Liz Halliday (Lexington, Ky.) and Miks Master C, an 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Ocala Horse Properties, LLC and Deborah Palmer
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Luke 140, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, and Commando 3, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Yankee Creek Ranch
Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Mai Baum, a 17-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell

Eventing Pre-Elite Program List

The following athlete-and-horse combinations, listed in alphabetical order, have been named to the Eventing Pre-Elite Program List for 2024.

James Alliston (San Ramon, Calif.) and Karma, a 9-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Alliston Equestrian and Ric Plummer
Will Coleman (Ocala, Fla.) and Chin Tonic HS, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Hyperion Stud, LLC
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Fedarman B, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by the Annie Goodwin Syndicate
Caroline Pamukcu* (Springtown, Pa.) and HSH Blake, an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Pamukcu, Sherrie Martin, Mollie Hoff, and Deniz Pamukcu
*The following horses have met the objective criteria for the Development Program: HSH Tolan King, an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Pamukcu and Sherrie Martin, and HSH Connor, a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Pamukcu, Sherrie Martin, and Luann McElduff
Doug Payne (Rougemont, N.C.) and Quantum Leap, a 12-year-old Rheinlander gelding owned by Doug and Jessica Payne

Membership is reviewed twice annually for the Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists. View the updated criteria here.

Eventing Development Program List

The following athlete-and-horse combinations, listed in alphabetical order, have been named to the Eventing Development Program List for 2024.

Jenny Caras (Buckhead, Ga.) and Trendy Fernhill, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Elyse Eisenberg
Mia Farley (Ocala, Fla.) and Phelps, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor
Cornelia Fletcher (Ocala, Fla.) and DHI Qyaracolle Z, a 7-year-old Zangersheide mare owned by Cornelia Fletch and Ann Wehrle
Jacob Fletcher (North Little Rock, Ark.) and Fabian, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Fletcher Farms
Emily Hamel (Aiken, S.C.) and Corvett, a 16-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Black Flag Option, LLC
Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Cornelius Bo, a 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Alyssa Phillips, and Oskar, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Julie Phillips and Alyssa Phillips

Updates have been made to the Development Program criteria. View the updated criteria here.

Eventing Emerging Program List

The following athletes, listed in alphabetical order, have been named to the Eventing Emerging Program List for 2024.

Julia Beauchamp Crandon* (Redwood City, Calif.)
Alexandra Baugh (Lexington, Ky.)
Molly Duda (Menlo Park, Calif.)
Alexa Gartenberg (Gladwyne, Pa.)
Cosby Green (Lexington, Ky.)
Tommy Greengard (Malibu, Calif.)
Maddie Hale (Lexington, Ky.)
Ben Noonan (Ballwin, Mo.)
Meg Pellegrini (Wayne, Pa.)
Cassie Sanger (Wilmington, Del.)
Madison Temkin (Lexington, Ky.)
Elsa Warble (Portola Valley, Calif.)

*Indicates that an athlete was talent-spotted for the program

View the criteria here.

Other Opportunities

The following opportunities will be available in 2024 for both Program and non-Program athletes to gain valuable team experience and further their development as U.S. athletes.

Other Opportunities

The following opportunities will be available in 2024 for both Program and non-Program athletes to gain valuable team experience and further their development as U.S. athletes.

2024 Eventing European Development Tour

The 2024 Eventing European Development Tour will target three FEI Nations Cup opportunities with six athletes. The Tour is open to current USEF Emerging and Development athletes who are qualified for the CCI4*-S level as well as athletes that have been in either Program in the preceding three years (2021-2023).

  • Haras de Jardy (FRA) CCIO4*-NC-S, May 2-5, 2024*
  • Chatsworth International (GBR) CCIO4*-NC-S, May 17-19, 2024
  • Millstreet International (IRL) CCIO4*-NC-S, May 30- June 2, 2024

*pending approval of date change from the FEI

Athletes interested in the Tour should reach out to Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law to review their plans for the remainder of the 2023 season and beginning of the 2024 competition season. If the athletes on the Tour are not able to fill complete Teams for the above competitions, then the process for adding team members not involved in the Programs will be released. Selection procedures are available here.

2024 Futures Team Challenge

The 2024 USEF Futures Team Challenge is administered by the USEF to complement the Eventing Pathway Programs. Selection to a team under this Challenge does not represent selection to a recognized U.S. team. This Challenge is designed to replicate the experience of competing within a team environment and thus is a training opportunity embedded within an existing competition.

Athletes will submit an application for consideration by the Pathway Working Group no later than February 24, 2024. Two teams of four combinations led by Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor Robert Costello and Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law will be selected to contest unofficial, simulated team competitions, the first being at the Carolina International (CCI3*-S/CCI4*-S). Additional opportunities in the summer or fall may be added.

An application indicates athletes are committed to attend the pre-competition training taking place two days before the start of competition. Athletes must be prepared to run their horse for time and be able to produce a competitive result in the competition. More information on the Futures Team Challenge may be found here.

Untargeted Nations Cups

Selection for FEI Eventing Nations Cups that are not targeted by the Elite/Pre-Elite Program or the Tour will follow these procedures. All U.S. FEI-Registered Athletes have the opportunity to apply for the competitions; however, USEF will not be providing funding, apparel, or coverage of expenses for attending the competitions.

2025 Emerging Program

Applications for the 2025 Emerging Athlete Program will be available at the end of July 2024 for assessments sessions in September. Stay up to date on application availability and assessment locations on the Emerging Athlete page.

If you have any questions about the 2024 Elite and Pre-Elite Programs, please contact Gemma Stobbs, Director of Elite Program, at [email protected].

If you have any questions about the 2024 Emerging and Development Programs or other opportunities, please contact Christina Vaughn, Director of Emerging and Development Programs, at [email protected].

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