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The US Equestrian Eventing newsletter has transitioned to a new format and will include regular updates on USEF Eventing programs as well as resourses for Licensed Officials, Athletes, Grooms, and Owners. Look out for the Eventing newsletter quarterly in your inbox. Please visit the Eventing Website for the most up-to-date information.

Upcoming Deadlines


2022 Bromont Nations Cup team applications due Friday, July 1, at 5 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.


All competitors competing in an FEI competition must submit an FEI Portal entry through the USEF Athlete Dashboard by the definite date listed in the FEI schedule. Please see the memo for more details on submitting an entry in the FEI Portal.


Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator: Max Corcoran


On May 1, 2022, Max Corcoran was appointed as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator. In her role, Corcoran will support the areas of communication, logistics, and management of the teams for the Eventing Programs to deliver sustained success at World and Olympic Games level. As the Facilitator, she will work closely with the interim Chef d’Equipe/Team Manager, Bobby Costello, and eventing staff to build solid lines of communication with athletes, grooms, owners, coaches, veterinarians, and all stakeholders linked to the athletes and develop the structures around the Elite Program and senior U.S. Eventing Team.


“I am really honored to be working with USEF and the Elite Program as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator,” said Corcoran. “The hope is that my years of experience grooming internationally and event organizing can help U.S. Eventing horses, athletes, grooms, and owners. I am looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead of us!”

Nations Cups and European Outings: How Jumping and Eventing Athletes Move Up the Development Pathway


For athletes with aspirations to compete at the elite level, there is a long path from competing at the national level to representing the U.S. at international championships. The USEF development pathways for each FEI discipline help bring promising athletes along each step of the way, ensuring the best chance at success.


In spring of 2022, developing teams in eventing and jumping both had important outings in Europe. On the jumping side, a team of young athletes competed at CSIO3* FEI Jumping Nations Cups in Lisbon, Portugal, and Madrid, Spain. At the same time, a team represented the U.S. at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Great Britain CCIO4*-S at Houghton Hall Horse Trials and came home with a second-place finish.


U.S. Eventing Development and Emerging Coach Leslie Law and U.S. Jumping Development Coach Anne Kursinski shared their insights into their respective sports’ pathways and how outings like these are essential to the country’s future success at equestrian sport’s biggest events.


Reflections from Sally Ike on Serving as a Licensed Official


I remember the first time I served as a licensed official. It was the early ‘90s, and I was the Technical Delegate. I was confident because eventing had been “my" sport since the mid-60s, so I had a lot of experience riding and competing. But when the first horse started, all I could think of was “Oh no, this is WAY different!” It was in that moment that I realized that, when I rode, my only responsibility was me, and now my responsibility was every rider, every horse. What a wake-up call!


Resources for Licensed Officials


US Equestrian Now Accepting Grant Applications for Licensed Official Development

US Equestrian is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for licensed official development grants. Applicants must be active USEF competing members and a USEF licensed official or have an active licensed official application. Grants are intended to reduce financial barriers for USEF or U.S. FEI officials to complete application requirements related to a new license application or a license promotion. Apply here.


FEI Officials Exchange Program

The FEI's Officials Exchange Program is available for all FEI Officials and facilitates the appointment and opportunity to officiate at FEI competitions. The program can provide financial assistance for travel-related costs to specific FEI competitions. Learn more.


Upcoming Clinic Schedule

Click here for dates and locations of upcoming USEF Licensed Officials Clinics.


More Licensed Officials Resources >>



View the current version of Annex 3 - Eventing Showcases and Arena Eventing, which has been updated effective June 27, 2022.


IMPORTANT for FEI Athletes: FEI Board Approves Updated Horse Health Requirements

ATTENTION: Modifications to the FEI Horse Health Requirements were announced on June 21, 2022 that will go into effect in the U.S. on September 1, 2022.



Effective January 1, 2022:


In accordance with Art. 1029 and 1031 of the FEI 2022 FEI Veterinary Regulations, all horses competing at all FEI events must fulfill the Horse Health Requirements via the FEI HorseApp.


The horse health requirements for an FEI Event can be found here: Horse Health Requirements


The following information must be entered in the FEI HorseApp:


Two daily temperature readings for every horse that will be present at the FEI event for three days leading up to the arrival at an FEI Event
Fill in the Horse Health FEI Self Certification Form for all horses attending the FEI Event
Taking and entering of two daily temperature readings for each horse while at a FEI Event


Sanctions for non-compliance are in force for horses competing at FEI Events in Mainland Europe; these will be introduced worldwide in due course.


Click here for additional information and a How-To guide from the FEI.


For help setting up your account or issues using the HorseApp please contact: usersupport@fei.org


A recording of the FEI HorseApp Training Webinar by FEI IT staff member, Victoria Rydborn can be found here.
The presentation slides presented by the FEI during the webinar for the new FEI HorseApp requirements can be found here.

FEI Updates

The following MIM instruction manuals have been updated:

Post & Rail Kit – 80321
Post & Rail Narrow Kit – 80322
Wall Kit – 80324
Corner Kit – 80326

In addition, the Frangible Device Chart providing specifications for each device has also been updated. All information relating to frangible devices is available on the FEI Eventing – Deformable & Frangible Devices webpage.


The following reports have been updated:

Fence Description Form and Instructions for filling in Fence Description Form: An additional column “narrow fence (under 2 m between the flags)” has been added to improve the fence type data analysis.
Fall Report Form: Several fields have been removed as these were rarely used for data analysis.
Fence Diagrams: A clarification has been included for House type fences to be classified as “D3”.

The updated forms can be found on the FEI Eventing - Forms & Downloads webpage.


Latest News & Links from the USEA


The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to offer the USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the upcoming USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). The Adult Team Championships will be offered once again at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels for members of the USEA Adult Rider Program.


Subscribe to the USEA Official Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodBean, or Stitcher, or click here to

listen in!

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Important Information


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​Reminder: As of January 1, 2019, all USEF Competing Members 18 years of age and older are required to complete mandatory SafeSport Training.


Log in to your USEF Member Dashboard
Click on the SafeSport Training tile
Complete the training module

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