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.
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.
This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.
To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.
Every horse who participated this year in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program has a story—a background that involves a breeder who labored over bloodlines, veterinary care, initial training, and so much more. This year’s highest-placing U.S.-bred horse in the 5-year-old division at the Dutta Corp./USEA Young Event Horse Championships, Arden Augustus, is no exception. His breeder and owner, Anita Antenucci of Arden Farms in Upperville, Virginia, started her program nine years ago and said that the Warmblood gelding was a more emotionally driven breeding for her than others due to his connections with Antenucci’s long-time friend Sharon White.