The 2020 Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Application Process Opens Today

2019 Eventing 25 participant Jenny Caras finished 3rd in the CCI4*-L at Fair Hill last weekend with Fernhill Fortitude. Photo by Abby Powell.

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.

The 2020 Eventing 25 application process opens today, Friday, October 25, 2019!

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. No late applications will be accepted! 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.

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.
    • Please note in your application if you plan to achieve your CCI3*L MER at the Ocala Jockey Club – Nov. 14-17, 2019 (applications will not be reviewed by the Performance Advisory Team until after the Ocala Jockey Club)
  • 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].

Go Eventing.