2024 International Saddle Seat World Cup Event 

December 2024 in Parys, South Africa 

Exact dates TBA  


The International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is a bi-annual competition which originated in the early 1980s with an informal exchange of saddle seat athletes in the United States and South Africa.

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, and the goal is further growth and visibility for the saddle seat discipline on national and international levels.

The event features amateur athletes 14 years of age and older who compete for individual scores, which ultimately accumulate toward a total team score. The athletes compete on horses that are supplied by the host competition and horses they are not familiar with, which is a true test of their riding skills. The competition consists of four segments, to be completed in two phases held on different days: rail work, where the athletes compete as a group, and then in individual workouts.

Every other year, US Equestrian will field a team of twelve athletes and two coaches to represent the United States in the International Saddle Seat World Cup competition.

One goal of US Equestrian's involvement is to increase participation from multiple breeds and to partner with US Equestrian Recognized Breed Associations in the promotion and support of this event.


2024 U.S. Saddle Seat Team Selection Procedures 

Sponsorship Opportunities for the U.S. Team 



Support the World Cup Team by making an online donation today!


For more information please contact any of the following National Breed & Non-FEI Disciplines Sport staff members:

Terri DolanEmily McSweeney

Forms and Publications

Saddle Seat World Cup Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Team USA! Sponsorship opportunities for the International Saddle Seat World Cup Program.

U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Criteria

Selection Procedures for the 2024 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team

World Cup Financial Responsibilities

A snapshot of the financial responsibilities expected for 2024 World Cup Team Members. This document gives an overview of the costs that should be expected for the Selection Trials as well as if selected to represent the US on the 2024 World Cup Team

Application Details

How-to on application process, tips for videos, and friendly reminders to consider prior to applying for the team.

2024 Selection Trials Memorandum

The 2024 Saddle Seat World Cup Selections Memorandum details attire for Trials, Trials format (including the draw process), class conduct, judging, and the scoring process.

Saddle Seat World Cup Team Policies

As a USA Saddle Seat Team Member, we ask you to read and sign the following Policies for Team Participation ensuring that everyone understands their role and responsibility. Please understand that any violation of these policies may result in disciplinary action.

Policies for Team Supporters

As a supporter of a USA Saddle Seat Team Member, we ask you to read and sign the following Policies for Supporter participation ensuring that everyone understands their role and responsibility.

William Woods University Campus Map

Campus map for the 2024 World Cup Team Selection Trials

Safe Sport Policy

USEF Safe Sport Policy and Handbook

Committee Listing

Committee Listing mentioned in the Selection Procedures