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Objective: Athlete-focused talent identification, development and talent confirmation program for athletes 25 and under.

Target: Aim to provide fundamental skills necessary for future team athletes and athletes focused on reaching Elite status.


  • Annual selection with a retention review each year.
  • Maximum of four years in the program; expectation athletes progress to the Development program by age 25 or within four years.

Criteria for Emerging Athlete Program

  • An MER at a CCI3*-L or talent spotted by the Performance Advisory Team
  • Additional results at the CCI3*-L level.
  • Application review evaluating potential talent, work ethic and commitment to the program.
  • Mounted evaluation and interview at in-person assessment session


Press Releases:

US Equestrian Announces Athletes Selected to 2022 Eventing 25 Emerging Athlete Program


Questions? Contact Christina Vaughn at [email protected].

Forms and Publications

2022 USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Participants

The list of the athletes selected to participate in the 2022 USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Program.

2022 USEF Eventing European Development Tour

Information regarding the Eventing European Development Tour