Attention procrastinating under-25 eventers! Consider this your reminder to get those 2020 Eventing 25 applications in ASAP. The application, which opened Oct. 25, closes today, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, and no late applications will be accepted.
Creating a pipeline of future team and elite athletes is the goal of the US Equestrian’s Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 programs. The Emerging Athlete Lists are the first step in the athlete pathway as developed in the 2019 Strategic Plan, connecting promising athletes with training and support; past participants of the program like Jenny Caras, Hallie Coon and Caroline Martin have since proven themselves competitive on the world’s biggest stages.
How to Apply:
Applications will be located in the Athlete Dashboard area of your MY USEF Member Account. Please note that all programs are subject to funding. The 2020 budget has not been confirmed.
Log in to your My USEF Member Account → Athlete Dashboard → Online Applications→ Eventing→ Year: 2020
Applications for the 2019 Eventing 25 Program will be due Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Only those who have applied will be considered. Competition videos may be requested from athletes. The Eventing 25 Program will have an annual selection for a two-year period, with a review every six months and a Retention Review at one year. Starting in 2020, athletes may participate in the program for a maximum of four years. The expectation is that athletes would progress to the Development Potential by the age of 25 or within four years.
Program participants will be announced prior to the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on Dec. 11-15, 2019.
Eligibility and Application Requirements:
- Rider must be 25 years old or younger according to the FEI (born on or after January 1, 1995).
- Rider must have achieved an MER at a CCI3*-L.
- Applicants can be ‘Talent Spotted’ if they do not meet this criteria, but still must submit an application.
- Rider must be an USEF Active member.
- Rider must submit a link to current professional video(s) of competition(s).
Questions? Contact Christina Vaughn at [email protected]