It’s been eight months since US Equestrian gutted its Eventing High Performance leadership team, declining to renew the contracts of former Chef Erik Duvander and Managing Director of Eventing Jenni Autry on the eve of a World Championship year. In the meantime, a Performance Advisory Team (PAT) and Eventing Elite Program Task Force (EETF) were appointed to establish budget, funding and timelines for the team leading up to WEG, and later on in the spring Bobby Costello and Max Corcoran were appointed as Interim Chef d’Equipe/Team Manager and Eventing Elite Program/Team Facilitator respectively.
Today, US Equestrian announced that it is now accepting applications for the Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe position:
Following the conclusion of the Eventing Elite Program Task Force, appointed by the US Equestrian President, US Equestrian is pleased to release the job description and begin the recruitment process for the Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe. This individual will lead High Performance Eventing and specifically the Elite Program and Team in the U.S. to sustained success at World Championship and Olympic Games level. The Federation endeavors to partner with a leader who will drive strategic direction in the Eventing Elite Program and foster strong communication and team culture.
Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager, Robert (Bobby) Costello, began his role in April and he will continue to lead the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team through the upcoming FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni, Italy, this September.
Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator, Max Corcoran, began her role in May and will continue to support Bobby and the incoming Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe through the 2023 Pan American Games, after which the position will be reviewed.
Interested? Lol, good luck! You can view the job description on the USEF website. Questions may be submitted to [email protected] and declarations of interest are required by Friday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. ET.
#FlashbackFriday: A little EN wayback machine time travel journey to the year 2011, when Phillip Dutton and Bobby Costello applied jointly to lead the US Eventing Team, with Phillip applying for the Technical Advisor position and Bobby applying to be the US Chef.