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US Equestrian Accepting Applications for 2018 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Dear Members,


This is a friendly reminder US Equestrian is accepting applications for consideration to participate in the 2018 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials! 


The Selection Trials will be held at William Woods University in Fulton, MO, December 1-2, 2017. A riders' meeting/draw will be held the evening of Friday, December 1, and the Selection Trials will take place on Saturday, December 2, with team member announcements that evening. 


The World Cup is a bi-annual competition that originated in the early 1980s with an informal exchange of Saddle Seat riders in the United States and South Africa, and was named the Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup in 1992.  Originally a three-gaited Saddle Seat Equitation showcase, it has expanded to include a five-gaited component as well. Teams from as many as five nations now compete for the coveted World Cup titles.


For 2018, we will be fielding a team of twelve (six athletes for both the three- and five-gaited sections).  The 2018 Saddle Seat World Cup Competition is scheduled to take place in the United States around the dates of July 2-10. 


Attached to this email you will find a PDF of the Selection Procedures for the World Cup Team. Please thoroughly read all sections prior to commencing the application process as there are requirements and commitments that must be met to participate.

UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION, INC. SELECTION PROCEDURE

Applications must be submitted online through the My USEF Account.  You may only submit one application for either the Three- or Five-Gaited Team.  To apply please follow the steps below:

  1. Access your My USEF Account at https://www.usef.org/log-in
  2. Click "Athlete Dashboard" then "Online Applications"
  3. Choose "Saddle Seat" in the drop down box
  4. Applications for the 3- and 5-Gaited Teams should appear

Completed applications and fees must be received on or before September 1, 2017. We cannot make any exceptions to this deadline as each application packet must be available to the Selectors for review shortly after the deadline. You should receive notice from USEF as to whether you have been selected to participate in the World Cup Team Selection Trials no later than October 16, 2017.


If you have any questions, please contact any of the following USEF National Affiliates staff members:

Lori Nelson lnelson@usef.org /859-225-6957
Erin DesNoyers edesnoyers@usef.org /859-225-6977


Sincerely,
The United States Equestrian Federation