USA News–Dressage Observation Sessions Successful, Director of Sport Programs Sought

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USEF logoLEXINGTON, Kentucky, Dec. 3, 2013–The first two of the six scheduled USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Planning Sessions have wrapped up after Robert Dover, U.S. Equestrian Federation Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor provided training and strategic guidance for athletes in New Jersey and California.

The first session was at Mary Beth Hamorski and Jeff Salatiello’s Pinnacle Farm in Califon, New Jersey Nov. 16-17 featuring 10 athlete/horse combinations and the second at Michael Fowler’s Epona Farm in Thousand Oaks, California Nov. 23-24 featuring 11 athlete/horse combinations.

The New Jersey session included: Catherine Haddad-Staller with Mane Stream Hotmail and Montrachet; Jane Hannigan with Ruling Cortes; Kim Herslow with Rosmarin; Sharon McCusker with Wrigley; Cesar Parra with Van the Man and Lindner; Lauren Sammis with Lombard V; Michael Barisone with Ellegria and Ashley Wimmer with Somerhall.

The California session included: Jan Ebeling with Rafalca and Rassolini; Brian Hafner with Lombardo V and California Chablis; Charlotte Jorst with Vitalis and Adventure; Sarah Lockman with Vinterpol; Shannon Peters with Weltino’s Magic; Kathleen Raine with Breanna; Sabine Schut-Kery with Sanceo and Christine Traurig with Louisdor
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Director of Sport Programs Sought by U.S. Federation

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Dec. 3, 2013–The U.S. Equestrian Federation is seeking a Director of Sport Programs to be based in Lexington, Kentucky.

The director is responsible for administration of all aspects of sport programming for the eight international disciplines and supervises the activities of the managing directors for each discipline with responsibility for development and administration of the annual budget.

The director is the liaison to the International Disciplines Council and the Eligible Athlete Committees, serves as the Chef de Mission at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Pan American Games and Olympic Games and has oversight responsibility for all coaching programs.

In coordination with the International Disciplines Council, the Director is responsible for developing the High Performance Strategic Plan and is the primary sport contact to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). The Director works closely with the Executive Director of Administration and Finance, the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Excellent communication skills are essential, as is successful experience working with volunteer committees and leadership. Critical thinking skills and problem solving skills are a must. An undergraduate degree is required as is the ability to travel frequently.

Applications can be made online by clicking here or go to www.usef.org, click on About USEF and choose Employment.