To provide guidelines and support for introductory education in the sport, the Emerging Driver Program invites instructors to host introductory training sessions where approved curriculum is used to teach the basics of driving for singles up to multiples from true beginners to the Preliminary competition level.
When taking the next step in the sport, the Developing Athlete Program accepts committed athlete/equine combinations from the Preliminary, Intermediate, and FEI 1* level who are seeking long term goals in Combined Driving. The mission of the USEF Developing Athlete Program is to provide guidance and educational resources to cultivate combinations who display the potential to improve the national standard of the sport and eventually contribute to a U.S. Team score at FEI Driving and Para Driving World Championships.
The Pre-Elite and Elite Athlete Program offers grant support to Athletes in Novice Advanced, Advanced, or FEI 2* and above who remain continuously competitive at the top level of Driving. Elite Athletes are defined by meeting results criteria that are competitive on the at the FEI level or having achieved a podium finish as either a team or individual at an FEI Driving or Para Driving World Championships. Competing at the USEF Advanced, FEI levels, or at a World Championship does not imply Elite Athlete program membership.
To learn more about each step in the US Equestrian Combined Driving Athlete Pathway Program, click the applicable tile below.