Brush up on your Italian, the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro in Rome, Italy is getting closer with each passing day. With no location able to host all disciplines of the FEI World Equestrian Games, the sports have split up this year and eventing joins together with driving in Italy. The eventing portion is scheduled for September 15-18, 2022 and and will serve as a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
Want to attend the World Championships? Tickets are available now at several different levels.
The World Championships will be held in Pratoni del Vivaro which is located 20 miles south of Rome. Pratoni del Vivaro was the venue for eventing at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome as well as the site for the cross-country competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games in 1998.
The test event for the World Championships will be held at Pratoni del Vivaro from May 11-14. The CCI4*-S competition is a part of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup as well as the Italian Eventing Championship.
Thursday, September 15 - Dressage
Friday, September 16 - Dressage
Saturday, September 17 - Cross-Country
Sunday, September 18 - Show Jumping
Each country can send up to five riders – four team members and one individual. The best three scores will count for the team. The final four selected to represent the U.S. as a team will be confirmed after the first horse inspection at the Championship.
The qualification period for riders is from January 1, 2021 to August 15, 2022, but applications are due to the USEF on April 15, 2022. Riders must earn an MER at one CCI5*-L, or one CCI4*-L and one CCI4*-S, to be eligible to compete. Nominated entries are due to the FEI on August 15 with definite entries due on September 5.
The following competitions in 2022 may be used as selection trials for the championships:
In addition, the following competitions in 2021 were also on the list of USEF Selection Trials
Other CCI4*-L competitions in Europe from April 21, 2021 to July 1, 2022 may be considered as USEF Selection Trials with approval of the USEF Eventing Selectors and the USEF Eventing Sport Committee. An athlete must make the request in writing to the USEF Managing Director of Eventing no less than 30 days prior to the start of the competition for consideration by the Eventing Selectors and the Eventing Sport Committee or an Ad Hoc Group approved by the Eventing Sport Committee.
Selected riders must participate in a Mandatory Training event sometime after July 1, 2022, as well as demonstrate their preparedness for the Championship at a Preparation Event which is anticipated to be a CCI4*-S, Advanced Horse Trial, or Advanced Combined Test. All details relating to the Preparation Event will be released no later than May 1, 2022.
Helpful World Championship Links:
And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.
Specifics of the "Fun & Education Formula" were provided to all at the Jim Wofford Clinic held on August 20 & 21 at the Horse Park in Woodside, northern California. Eager riders, auditors, and volunteers gathered for a much anticipated two-day clinic with the master bright and early Saturday morning.
This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founders, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.
Have you ever wondered why your horse isn’t performing at their best? Get ready to learn about the many facets that can contribute to lameness and poor performance in sport horses from equine orthopedics expert, Dr. Sue Dyson! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Dyson will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, GA this December 7-11.