Hot on the heels of the announcement of the 2014 Developing Riders and Eventing 25 lists, USEF has announced that the search is on for a Show Jumping coach. USEF is looking to hire someone to serve specifically as the Show Jumping coach for the Land Rover US Eventing Team as well as training-listed riders. USEF has posted a request for proposals on their site with a deadline of Friday, December 13th.
The requirements are listed as approximately 25 days per year of coaching at both training sessions and competitions as well as being available for individual coaching between competitions.
I’m very curious to see who gets picked up for the position. I think that we have some top-rate folks who have done straight Show Jumping for years and years that could be a great asset if we were to bring them to our party. Then again, a horse coming to show jump after running cross country the day before is a very different animal and will have some different needs that will need to be accounted for.
Who do you think should take the position, EN? Predictably, my vote goes to George Morris because George Morris is always the right answer and I bet we’d get to see him go play on the cross country course too! Too bad he’s semi-retired and only teaching clinics these days!