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:
Hosting the Annual Meeting of Members each December has been a requirement set forth by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) by-laws (then the United States Combined Training Association) since 1959. This year, USEA members are gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention from Dec. 7 - Dec. 10 for four jam-packed days of educational seminars and open forums full of conversation surrounding our sport. Lunch on Friday, however, served as an opportunity for attendees to gather together for the USEA Meeting of Members once again.
As the 2023 competition year draws to a close and many of the high-performance and other riders are connecting at this year‘s USEA annual convention, the Great Meadow International organizers would like to update you on GMI.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
“Test the best without hurting the rest,” said show jumping course designer Chris Barnard as he and fellow designer Marc Donovan led a lively discussion for nearly 50 participants at the Show Jumping Seminar on the first day of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.