Apr 13, 2022

USEF Announces New Interim Eventing Chef d'Equipe and Other Updates

By USEF - Edited Press Release

The United States Equestrian Federation announced on Wednesday, April 13 that Robert (Bobby) Costello has been appointed as the Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager. Costello will serve in this role through September 30, 2022, which will include the World Championships in Pratoni, Italy.

Costello's achievements include winning team gold in the 2003 Pan American games aboard the Thoroughbred gelding Dalliance (by Son of Que) and placing 8th individually at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Games aboard the Thoroughbred gelding Chevalier, who would also help Costello achieve top placings at the four and five-star level at Kentucky, Fair Hill International, and Burghley. He has since turned his attention to the development of his students, many of which have earned top placings at every FEI level, and has served as the chair of the USEF Active Athletes committee (2001-2008), USEF Eventing High-Performance committee (2009-2012), and USEF Eventing Selection Committee for Olympic, World, and Pan-American Games. He was presented with the Wofford Cup in 2004.

Upcoming Deadlines

2022 FEI Eventing World Championships applications due by April 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.

2022 USEF Young Rider Eventing Championship application/area declarations are due by May 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.

CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S Nations Cup team applications due May 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.

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Jun 02, 2023 News

Three California Counties Affected by Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) continues to monitor the outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in California. Currently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that there are three counties—San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside—where confirmed or suspected cases of VS have been identified.

Jun 02, 2023 News

New 6- and 7-Year-Old Developing Horse Championships Announced

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) are pleased to announce the dates and location of the 2023 USEF/USEA Eventing Developing Horse National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.

The Championships, which will include a CCI2*-S for 6-year-olds and a CCI3*-S for 7-year-olds, will take place at the Stable View Oktoberfest Horse Trials in Aiken, South Carolina, from Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023.

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